Accession Number : AD0866484

Title :   Ramjet Engine Design Study for Sandpiper Target Drone.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr-1 Oct 69,

Corporate Author : MARQUARDT CO VAN NUYS CA

Personal Author(s) : Carlson, Charles H.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : Advanced target drones will require increased performance and time-on-station to provide adequate simulation of future airborne threats. To be operationally attractive these units should provide realistic simulation over a broad operating envelope, have a low initial cost, and be capable of recovery and reuse. The normal shock inlet ramjet as exemplified by the technology obtained in the surface launched Redhead/Roadrunner Target Drone Program (U.S. Army Contract DA-01-021-AML-10991 Z) appears to be particularly well suited to this requirement. This report presents the results of a design study undertaken to define an optimum ramjet engine size for the air launched Advanced Sandpiper Target Drone. The report also describes a minimum time and cost exploratory development program providing a ground test demonstration of the engine capabilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, RAMJET ENGINES), (*RAMJET ENGINES, DESIGN), OPTIMIZATION, PLANNING, MISSION PROFILES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PROPELLANT CONTROL, FUEL CONSUMPTION, THERMAL ANALYSIS, FLIGHT TESTING.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE