Accession Number : ADA318710

Title :   FY97 Aero Propulsion and Power Technology Area Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA318710

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The Aero Propulsion and Power Technology Area is responsible for developing air breathing propulsion and power technology for Air Force use. Besides developing new technologies, product centers are supported by helping acquire systems and providing expertise to help solve developmental problems. current research and development includes aircraft gas turbine engines (components, gas generators, technology demonstrator engines, fuels and lubricants), missile propulsion, (solid fuel ramjets, ducted rockets, and small turbine engines) , aircraft and missile power (electrical and mechanical power generation, conditioning and distribution, energy storage, and thermal management), and plasma physics. Work is conducted primarily under contract, although an aggressive in-house program exploits new opportunities, maintains technical expertise, and verifies contractor findings. Supporting this are two dozen major in-house R&D facilities and an annual budget of over $150 million.

Descriptors :   *PROPULSION SYSTEMS, *POWER, GUIDED MISSILES, AIR BREATHING ENGINES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, MANAGEMENT, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, DEMONSTRATIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CONTRACTORS, FUELS, GAS TURBINES, RAMJET ENGINES, ENGINES, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, TURBINES, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, BUDGETS, ENERGY STORAGE, LUBRICANTS, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, DUCTED ROCKETS, SOLID JET ENGINE FUELS.

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE