RDHWT/MARIAH II Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Research Program
Final rept. 1 Jan 2001-30 Sep 2004
AEROSPACE TESTING ALLIANCE (ATA) ARNOLD AFB TN
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The U.S. Air Force sponsored and the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center directed the Radiantly Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel RDHWT Magnetohydrodynamic Accelerator Research Into Advanced Hypersonics MARIAH II Program. This report primarily covers the research for the period from January 2001 through July 2004. The scope of the research program was to develop enabling technologies for a medium-scale hypersonic wind tunnel MSHWT that would provide a Mach 8 to 15 test capability with aeropropulsion testing as the principal need and focus. The USAF research program has been terminated, but work continues under Army sponsorship. Considerable progress has been achieved, and this final report summarizes the work. Key participants in this work were MSE Technology Applications, Inc., the prime integrating contractor Princeton University Ring Technical Services RTS Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL Sandia National Laboratory SNL and Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL funded by a separate DoD program.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics