Accession Number : AD0847784

Title :   Application of Atomic Energy to Jet Engines,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Poznanski, W.

Report Date : 16 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : General aspects of the use of atomic energy for jet and rocket propulsion are discussed. It is noted that the development of atomic engines is being carried out in three stages. The first stage was the introduction of atomic energy for electric power generation, and then came the atomic engines for marine propulsion. The present stage consists in developing an atomic aviation engine. Work on such an engine has long been proposed. Research in this field has been conducted in the Soviet Union and in the West for several years. It appears that the day is near when the nuclear powered aircraft will be flown. Such an aircraft will greatly surpass the performance of present aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION, REVIEWS), AIRCRAFT ENGINES, NUCLEAR ENERGY, ROCKET PROPULSION, TURBOJET ENGINES, POLAND.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE