MISSILE CRYOGENICS - THE HANDLING OF LIQUID GAS 590260
The evolution of cryogenic liquids from laboratory curiosities into practical missile applications has dictated new requirements for the storage, transfer, and utilization of substances at extremely low temperatures.
Consideration of the heat-sink capacities of cryogenic liquids reveals a tremendous application potential for positive-displacement pumps and motors, operating on liquefied gases, in aircraft and missile auxiliary power systems.
As Assistant Chief Engineer of Vickers Incorporated, Aero Hydraulics Division, I have supervised the development of special aircraft devices. These include lightweight pumps and motors, auxiliary power units, and turbine engine starting equipment.