Accession Number : ADD003392

Title :   Reverse Flow Aft Inlet Ramjet System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Curran,Edward T

Report Date : 21 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a combined rocket/ramjet for propelling a missile including a missile payload module and an integral rocket/ramjet engine system strapped on the missile payload module. It includes a liquid fuel rocket engine and a ramjet engine having a combustion chamber common with the rocket engine, an exhaust nozzle, and multiple aft-mounted air inlets movable between a retracted position during rocket boost flight and an extended, pop-out position to receive and direct ram air in a reverse flow direction into the combustion chamber during ramjet flight.

Descriptors :   *Rocket ramjets, *Patents, Liquid propellant rocket engines, Combustion chambers, Rocket nozzles, Rocket engine cases, Air intakes, Retractable

Subject Categories : Air Breathing Engines(unconventional)
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE