Resulting ignition after a single droplet of red fuming nitric acid contacted a pool of monomethylhydrazine (Click for video).
The Purdue University Hypergolic Propellants Lab is an interdisciplinary facility
of the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories at
Our research focuses on hypergolic propellant ignition and combustion through system level testing and advanced diagnostic
techniques. A major emphasis is on novel hypergolic propellant combinations.
- Hypergolic Propellants Laboratory Overview
- Laboratory design and development discussed in:
- Design, Development and Operation of a Combustion Test Facility for
Monomethylhydrazine and Red Fuming Nitric Acid Gels, T.L. Pourpoint,
J. Dennis, W.E. Anderson, S.F. Son, R.P. Lucht, S.D. Heister, and
S.E. Meyer, Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF-1858) Meeting,
Arlington, VA, Apr. 2011.