Accession Number : ADA111786

Title :   Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Series of Airbreathing Missile Configurations,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Hayes,Clyde

PDF Url : ADA111786

Report Date : 14 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Due to the interest in the application of airbreathing propulsion to missiles and the lack of a suitable data base, an experimental program has been conducted to contribute to such a data base. The configurations investigated were with twin-inlets, either two-dimensional or axisymmetric, each located at three circumferential locations. The effects of a wing located above the inlets and of tail configuration were investigated. Longitudinal stability and control and lateral-directional stability were included in the data obtained. This paper presents a summary of the program and some of the results obtained. Certain trends of the data, as well as problem areas, are discussed. Due to the large volume of data obtained, a detailed analysis is not presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air breathing engines, Jet engine inlets, Axisymmetric, Guided missiles, Aerodynamic characteristics, Wind tunnel models, Pitch(Motion), Roll, Yaw

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces
      Guided Missiles
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE