Accession Number:

AD0756498

Title:

An Investigation of an Upper Stage Rocket Plane with External-Burning Thrust Augmentation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Some fundamental aspects of a regeneratively cooled, upper stage rocket plane with external-burning thrust augmentation are investigated analytically. Cases considered are only the ejected coolant is burned externally and all of the thrust required for sustained cruise is provided by external burning. One conclusion is that external-burning configurations offer an apparent advantage over internal propulsion systems in that the total vehicle cooling requirement for high-speed operation is much less for the external- burning regeneratively cooled configuration. Also, the fuel required for propulsion by an external-burning configuration greatly exceeds the fuel required for cooling.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE