Accession Number:

ADA556159

Title:

Hydrocarbon Boost Technology for Future Spacelift

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-02-02

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The AFRL liquid engine mission is developing the technology trade space for high performance, affordable rocket engines. This can be accomplished by increasing design space - not point designs integrated technology demonstrators and a systems engineering approach - tech selection and execution. Tools need to be developed to enable model driven development that will replace empirically-based tools with physics-based tools, enable new technologies, and reduce development costs. Technology may be developed during engine cycle via oxygen-rich staged combustion, expander, and innovative cycles - Ex-Hex, and Aerospike. Or it may be developed within the component, in hydrostatic bearings, combustion stability and ignition.

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE