Technical Papers

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General Tank Papers

Paper Title DoD Approval
AIAA 99-2831 Low Cost Derivative Tanks for Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles (1.5 Mb) 04-S-2297
IAA P8 Low Cost Tankage Provided for Recent Discovery Missions (1998) (763 kb) 04-S-2298
AIAA 2006-5058 Conceptual Design of Space-Efficient Tanks 06-S-1833
AIAA 95-2534 Review and History of PSI Elastomeric Diaphragm Tanks 08-S-0971
AIAA 2008-4940 Tank Trade Studies - An Overview 08-S-1346
SP2014 2978323 Bringing a PMD Propellant Tank Assembly to the Marketplace (Paper presented at the 2014 Space Propulsion Conference at Cologne Germany)
SP2016 3124615 The Evolutionary Forces and the Design and Development of Propellant Management Devices for Space Flight in Europe and the United States
SP2016 3125273 Design and Development of 2000 kg Linear Shaker Platform for Spacecraft Propellant Tank Slosh Behavior Validation and Research

PMD and PMD Tank Papers

Paper Title DoD Approval
AIAA 95-2527 Design and Development of the Intelsat VIIA and N-Star Propellant Tanks 07-S-1291
AIAA 95-2528 Design and Development of the NEAR Oxidizer Tank (374 kb) (ATK P/N 80379) 04-S-2296
AIAA 95-2529 Design & Development of a Communications Satellite Propellant Tank (P/N 80375) 04-S-2308
AIAA 96-2748 Design, Development, Qualification, and Manufacture of the HS 601 Propellant Tank (424 kb), (ATK P/N 80350) 04-S-2315
AIAA 96-2749 Design & Development of a Communications Satellite Propellant Tank (ATK P/N 80380) 04-S-2313
AIAA 97-2812 Design & Development of the AXAF-IPS PMD & PMD Integration (871 kb) 04-S-2294
AIAA 97-2813 Design and Manufacture of a Propellant Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80387) 04-S-2293
AIAA 98-3199 Design and Manufacture of the HS 601 Block II Propellant Tank Assembly (557 kb) (ATK P/N 80399) 04-S-2316
AIAA 98-3200 Design and Development of a PMD-Type Bipropellant Tank (ATK P/N 80398) 04-S-2310
AIAA 2000-3444 Design and Manufacture of a Propellant Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80420) 04-S-2318
AIAA 2001-3825 Design and Manufacture of an Oxidizer Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80426) 04-S-2319
AIAA 2001-3826 Propellant Tank for an Advanced Communications Satellite (P/N 80411) 04-S-2299
AIAA 2002-4137 Design and Manufacture of an Ultra-lightweight Propellant Management Device 04-S-2311
AIAA 2002-4139 Design and Manufacture of the MESSENGER Propellant Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80433) 04-S-2312
AIAA 2003-4604 Development of a Titanium Propellant Tank (ATK P/N 80430) 04-S-2314
AIAA 2003-4606 Design and Manufacture of a Lightweight Fuel Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80425) 04-S-2325
AIAA 2003-4607 Hybrid Propellant Tanks for Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles 04-S-1629
AIAA 2004-3505 Development of a Composite Wrapped Propellant Tank (ATK P/N 80434) 04-S-2307
AIAA 2005-3734 Design and Manufacture of an Oxidizer Tank with a Surface Tension PMD (ATK P/N 80435) 05-S-1503
AIAA 2007-5559 Design & Manufacture of a Propellant Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80474) 07-S-1348
AIAA 2008-4942 Propellant Tank for Tight CG Control (ATK P/N 80484) 08-S-1335
AIAA 2008-5105 Propellant Tank for On-Orbit Propellant Transfer (ATK P/N 80454) 08-S-0971
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AIAA 91-2172 Propellant Management Device Conceptual Design and Analysis: Vanes
AIAA 93-1970 Propellant Management Device Conceptual Design and Analysis: Sponges
AIAA 95-2531 Propellant Management Device Conceptual Design and Analysis: Traps and Troughs
AIAA 97-2811 Propellant Management Device Conceptual Design and Analysis: Galleries
SP2016 3124654 The Evolution of a Family of Propellant Tanks Containing Propellant Management Devices (ATK P/N 80507, 50520, 80570)
SP2016 3125272 An Improved Approach for Measurement of Liquid Surface Tension and Contact Angle with Application to Propellants
SP2018 00018 Design and Qualification of Fuel and Oxidizer Tank Assemblies for the James Webb Space Telescope
SP2018 00023 Review and History of ATK Space Systems Surface Tension PMD Tanks
SP2018 00025 Propellant Management Devices - Functional Design Methodologies and Verifications

Diaphragm Tank Papers

Paper Title DoD Approval
AIAA 95-2534 Review and History of ATK Elastomeric Diaphragm Tanks (665 kb) 04-S-2317
AIAA 2003-4611 Development of an EPDM Elastomeric Material for use in Hydrazine Propulsion Systems 04-S-1628
AIAA 2004-3507 Design and Manufacture of a Composite Overwrapped Elastomeric Diaphragm Tank (ATK P/N 80427) 04-S-2309
AIAA 2015-4075 Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion within a Spacecraft Propellant Tank (ATK 16.5" and 40" diaphragm tanks)
White Paper on Diaphragm Behavior, 16.5 inch Tank Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion in 16.5 inch Diameter Tank under 1-DOF Sinusoidal Excitation
SP2016 3125271 Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion in a 12.88 inch Diameter Tank Under 1-DOF Sinusoidal Excitation
SP2016 3125271 - Support Information Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion in a 12.88 inch Diameter Tank Under 1-DOF Sinusoidal Excitation - support information
White Paper on Diaphragm Behavior, 40 inch Tank Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion within a Spacecraft Tank During Ground Transportation
White Paper on Fluid CG Migration in a 40 inch Tank with Diaphragm Migration of Fluid Center of Gravity on the 40 inch Diameter Tank with Diaphragm
SP2016 3125274 Characterization of Elastomeric Diaphragm Motion within a Spacecraft Propellant Tank
SP2016 3125270 Migration of Center of Gravity on the 40 inch Diameter Tank with Stiffness Rings
SP2018 00024 Review of ATK Diaphragm Tanks - An Update
SP2018 00395 Additive Manufactured Pressure Vessel Shell

Pressurant Tank Papers

Paper Title DoD Approval
AIAA 96-2751 Titanium Lined, Carbon Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (ATK P/N 80400 & 80446) 04-S-2305
AIAA 96-2752 Design and Manufacture of a Composite Overwrapped Xenon Conical Pressure Vessel (ATK P/N 80386) 04-S-2304
AIAA 2000-3677 Design and Manufacture of the ETS VIII Xenon Tank (ATK P/N 80412) 04-S-2306
AIAA 2002-4349 Design and Manufacture of a Composite Overwrapped Pressurant Tank Assembly (ATK P/N 80436) 04-S-1630
AIAA 2004-3511 Design Modification of a Diaphragm Propellant Tank for a Pressurant Tank Application (ATK P/N 80448) 05-S-0519
AIAA 2007 5500 Design & Manufacture of a High Performance High Mass Efficient Gas Tank for the Vega Avum (ATK P/N 80475) 07-S-1347