Accession Number:

AD0756680

Title:

An Analytical Study of Hypersonic Inlets in Free-Molecule Flow

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1971-Jun 1972

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A report is made of an analytical study of free-molecule, hypervelocity air inlet configurations which might be used to supply gas for ion engines aboard satellites. The basic equations for the inlet are developed based upon gas-surface interactions. These equations are numerically solved for various gas-surface interaction parameters. Based upon these inlets, ion rocket performance is determined for various efficiencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE