Accession Number : ADP007945

Title :   Airbreathing Propulsion for Transatmospheric Flight,

Corporate Author : FIAT DIVISIONE AVIAZIONE (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Andrei, G. ; Borio, U. ; Maiurano, M.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This paper examines the application of Airbreathing Propulsion Systems to Winged Launchers. The characteristics of Ramjet based, LH2 fuelled, powerplants are analysed. In the first part the main Ramjet design parameters are highlighted. In the second part options (Rocket, Turboengine) for the boost phase from take-off to Ramjet mode transition are described, and their potential applicability to Single Stage-to-Orbit (SSTO) and Two Stage-to-Orbit (TSTO) launchers is discussed.

Descriptors :   *WINGED LAUNCH VEHICLES, *AIR BREATHING ENGINES(UNCONVENTIONAL), *RAMJET ENGINES, BOOST PHASE, LAUNCHERS, ORBITS, PAPER, PARAMETERS, PHASE, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, ROCKETS, TRANSITIONS.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE