Accession Number : ADP006054

Title :   Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion: Evolution and Opportunities,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Waltrup, P. J.

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A history of the evolution of airbreathing propulsion, with emphasis on the development of supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engines, is presented. The current status of scramjet engines is discussed and deficiencies in fundamental and applied data and/or knowledge, which comprise opportunities for future work, are noted.

Descriptors :   *HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, *SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION RAMJET ENGINES, STATE OF THE ART, HISTORY, BIBLIOGRAPHIES.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE