Accession Number : ADA592485


Title :   Hypersonic Technology Developments with EU Co-Funded Projects


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE NOORDWIJK (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Steelant, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592485.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : Through the well-known framework contracts, the EU is continuously supporting innovative technologies that might facilitate a step change required for air transport in the second half of this century and beyond. One of these goals is assessing high-speed flight transportation and its related technologies which are explored in LAPCAT and ATLLAS both being co-funded by the EC. Recently, they have been successfully extended towards a 2nd phase within the 7th Framework Programme. Whereas LAPCAT focuses on high-speed propulsion and aerothermodynamics, ATLLAS addresses rather the need for light-weight and high-temperature resistant materials. The present paper summarizes the objectives and the achievements for each of these projects. The definitions and requirements for the different technologies enabling the design, construction and manufacturing of these vehicles and their sub-systems are driven by new conceptual designs which are carried out in each of them. This assures testing and evaluations at realistic conditions


Descriptors :   *HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT , EUROPEAN UNION , HYPERSONIC FLIGHT , NETHERLANDS


Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE