propellant injector

propellant injector

[prə′pel·ənt in‚jek·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
A device for injecting propellants, which include fuel and oxidizer, into the combustion chamber of a rocket engine.
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A full-scale propellant injector and thrust chamber demonstrated stable operation during tests conducted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The LCPE has parts made from common steel alloys using standard industrial fabrication techniques, employs ablative cooling techniques instead of more expensive regenerative cooling, and features the least complex type of rocket propellant injector -- a single element coaxial pintle injector.
The engine incorporates a new propellant injector design, which utilizes tangential swirl oxidizer injection initially developed by P&W for the U.