The combustion of a hybrid engine is improved by continuously injecting into a precombustion chamber a hypergolic fluid such as triethyl aluminum which exothermically reacts with and vaporizes the oxidizer such as liquid oxygen. The prevaporized oxidizer evenly combusts the solid propellant grain to develop thrust.
A method of enhancing the combustion of a hybrid rocket comprising the steps of: injecting liquid oxidizer into the precombustion chamber of a hybrid rocket engine; adding to the injected oxidizer a second liquid exothermally reactive with the oxidizer in an amount sufficient to vaporize substantially all of said oxidizer within said chamber; exothermally reacting said oxidizer and liquid to form a gas containing vaporized oxidizer; flowing said gas adjacent the surface of a solid propellant grain; and reacting the oxidizer and surface of the grain to pr...
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