Environmental Investigation of Pilot Propulsion Test Sled.
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP COLUMBUS OHIO MISSILE SYSTEMS DIV
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The objective of the program was to demonstrate the applicability of the Holloman test track for performing captive tests of a ramjet engine at realistic supersonic flight conditions and to provide sled design data for future sled-borne aero propulsion systems. This objective was achieved by designing a series of four track test systems to increasingly higher performance levels, the fourth of which culminated in propelling a structurally sound flight test missile payload to a sustained velocity in excess of 2600 ftsec for 3.6 seconds. The velocity profile is sufficient to proceed with ignition and testing of the payload ramjet engine. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines