Accession Number : ADA323752

Title :   Propulsion and Energy Issues for the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Executive summary.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA323752

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The report provides an overall projection and perspective of possible propulsion and energy technological capabilities. The 'Hypersonic Air Breathing Missile' is propelled by a liquid hydrocarbon fueled scramjet engine for Mach numbers of 5-8. An overview of merits, payoffs and critical technology development and demonstration needs of such an air breathing hypersonic missile, and Key Technology Development Requirements are presented. Technology Overviews are also presented on: turbomachinery propulsion; advanced technology capabilities expected in rocket propulsion; a special propulsion concept for possible tactical missile application called the pulse detonation wave engine; some advanced technologies associated with gun propulsion and its potential impact on the future warfighters' capability; laser power beaming for satellite positioning and on board power enhancement.

Descriptors :   *AIR BREATHING ENGINES, *ROCKET PROPULSION, *GUN PROPELLANTS, *TURBOMACHINERY, *DETONATION WAVES, LASER BEAMS, RAMJET ENGINES, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, HYPERSONIC FLIGHT, TACTICAL WARFARE, SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION RAMJET ENGINES, HYPERSONIC VEHICLES, GAS TURBINE REGENERATORS, SPACECRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION.

Subject Categories : Air Breathing Engines(unconventional)
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE