Accession Number : ADA487128


Title :   RDHWT/MARIAH II Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Research Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 2001-30 Sep 2004


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE TESTING ALLIANCE (ATA) ARNOLD AFB TN


Personal Author(s) : Laster, M L ; Limbaugh, C C ; Jordan, J L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a487128.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : The U.S. Air Force sponsored and the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center directed the Radiantly Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (RDHWT)/ Magnetohydrodynamic Accelerator Research Into Advanced Hypersonics (MARIAH II) Program. This report primarily covers the research for the period from January 2001 through July 2004. The scope of the research program was to develop enabling technologies for a medium-scale hypersonic wind tunnel (MSHWT) that would provide a Mach 8 to 15 test capability with aeropropulsion testing as the principal need and focus. The USAF research program has been terminated, but work continues under Army sponsorship. Considerable progress has been achieved, and this final report summarizes the work. Key participants in this work were MSE Technology Applications, Inc., the prime integrating contractor; Princeton University; Ring Technical Services (RTS); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Sandia National Laboratory (SNL); and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) (funded by a separate DoD program).


Descriptors :   *HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , ELECTRON BEAMS , MACH NUMBER , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , TEST FACILITIES , DYNAMIC PRESSURE , REYNOLDS NUMBER , HEAT TRANSFER , DESIGN CRITERIA


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE