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