A Preliminary Investigation into the Feasibility of Using a Small Turbojet to Propel an Expendable Hovering Decoy
Propulsion technical memo.
AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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The use of a turbojet engine to propel a hovering decoy has been investigated to determine its suitability for this role in term of operating characteristics, vehicleengine integration and cost. The thrust and flight endurance were assumed to be 450 N and 5 minutes. As an alternative to purchasing engines from manufacturers, the option of manufacturing such an engine in Australia using off the shelf automotive turbocharger components has been explored. The special characteristics of the turbojet are compared with those of a rocket and some of the broader design considerations needed to adapt the turbojet to this application are discussed. Turbojet engines, Decoys, Hovering rocket vehicles.
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