Test Equipment and Procedures Used in the Development of Liquid Oxygen-Hydrogen Rocket Engines

  • R. H. Anschutz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


The development of rocket engines utilizing cryogenic fluid propellants involves many specialized tests and the use of much specialized test equipment. This is particularly true where one of the propellants used is liquid hydrogen with its extremely low temperature and wide flammability limits, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is currently developing for the Air Force under NASA direction the XLR 115 liquid-oxygen-liquid-hydrogen rocket engine. This paper will discuss some of the test equipment and procedures which are being employed in the XLR 115 engine development program at our Florida Research and Development Center near West Palm Beach, Fla.


Storage Tank Test Stand Rocket Engine Liquid Hydrogen Pump Test 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Anschutz
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  1. 1.Pratt & Whitney AircraftFlorida Research and Development CenterWest Palm BeachUSA

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