Accession Number:

AD0402360

Title:

Feasibility of a Solar Energy Device. Part 1: Design and Performance Considerations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of a solar powered aircraft is investigated. The configuration reached is a high aspect ratio flying Wing with ramjet thrust. A statement is made with respect to feasibility with a recommendation of a program for further work. The statement of feasibility is supported by experimental investigation of solar radiation collection and inlet air diffusion and finally by design and performance analyses.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE