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