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Scramjet Engine Controls Development

  • Engine/Flowpath Development, Performance and Operability Verification Ground Testing

  • Mach 7 Ground Test Program Data Analysis Utilizing SRGULL

  • Integrated Aero-Propulsive CFD


Related Web Sites

Hyper-X Flight Engine Test Program - HXFE ground test program in the NASA LaRC 8-Ft. High Temperature Tunnel.

Hyper-X Engine Model Test Program - HXEM ground test program in the NASA LaRC 8-Ft. High Temperature Tunnel.

NASA "Hyper-X" Program Demonstrates Scramjet Technologies - NASA Facts On-Line, FS-2006-01-118-LaRC.

NASA Dryden Hyper-X Fact sheet

NASA Hyper-X Mission Web Site

NASA Dryden Hyper-X Web Site

Hyper-X Images and Launch/Flight Animations on NASA Langley's LISAR Server

Hyper-X Images on NASA Dryden's Photo Server


Related Publications


11 Seconds into the Unknown, flight of the X-43A  

11 Seconds into the Unknown, Volume 46, Issue 4, May 2004 Dryden X-Press - Mach 7, PDF

When the X-43A successfully completed its mission March 27 it marked the beginning of a new era in hypersonics research. PDF (3MB)


11 Seconds into the Unknown, flight of the X-43A  

Exploring the Hypersonic Realm,

Volume 46, Issue 10, November 2004 Dryden X-Press - Mach 10 PDF


 

 

Hyper-X Glider Kit - (PDF-732KB)

AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets - Vol. 38, No. 6, November–December 2001

  • Hyper-X Aerodynamics: The X-43A Airframe-Integrated Scramjet Propulsion Flight-Test Experiments,Walter C. Engelund (PDF-45KB)
  • Aerodynamic Database Development for the Hyper-X Airframe-Integrated Scramjet Propulsion Experiments, Walter C. Engelund; Scott D. Holland; Charles E. Cockrell Jr.; Robert D. Bittner (PDF-833KB)
  • Hyper-X Stage Separation Wind-Tunnel Test Program, William C. Woods; Scott D. Holland; Michael DiFulvio (PDF-1.18MB)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Prediction of Hyper-X Stage Separation Aerodynamics, Pieter G. Buning; Tin-Chee Wong; Arthur D. Dilley; Jenn L. Pao (PDF-435KB)
  • Hyper-X Research Vehicle Experimental Aerodynamics Test Program Overview, Scott D. Holland; William C. Woods; Walter C. Engelund (PDF-651KB)
  • Integrated Aeropropulsive Computational Fluid Dynamics Methodology for the Hyper-X Flight Experiment, Charles E. Cockrell Jr; Walter C. Engelund; Robert D. Bittner; Tom N. Jentink; Arthur D. Dilley; Abdelkader Frendi (PDF-416KB)
  • Hyper-X Flight Engine Ground Testing for Flight Risk Reduction, Lawrence D. Huebner; Kenneth E. Rock; Edward G. Ruf; David W. Witte; Earl H. Andrews Jr (PDF-776KB)
  • Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Trip Development for Hyper-X, Scott A. Berry; Aaron H. Auslender; Arthur D. Dilley; John F. Calleja (PDF-1.01MB)

X-43–Scramjet Power Breaks the Hypersonic Barrier, Dryden Lectureship in Research for 2006, C. R. McClinton, AIAA 2006-0001, 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 9 - 12 January 2006, Reno, Nevada. (Paper: PDF -6.4MB).

Comparison of Hyper-X Mach 10 Scramjet Preflight Predictions and Flight Data. P. G. Ferlemann, AIAA 2005-3352, AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies, Capua, Italy, May 16-20, 2005. (Paper: PDF -4.54MB, Presentation: PDF - 5MB).

Scramjet Development Tests Supporting the Mach 10 Flight of the X-43, R. C. Rogers, A. T. Shih, and N. E. Hass, AIAA 2005-3351, AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies, Capua, Italy, May 16-20, 2005. (Paper: PDF -1.94MB).

Overview With Results and Lessons Learned of the X-43A Mach 10 Flight, L. A. Marshall, C. Bahm, G. P. Corpening and R. Sherrill, AIAA 2005-3336, AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies, Capua, Italy, May 16-20, 2005. (Paper: PDF -1.95MB).

Hyper-X Scramjet Design, Ground Test and Flight Test Results, S.M. Ferlemann, C.R. McClinton, K.E. Rock, and R. T. Voland, AIAA 2005-3332, AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies, Capua, Italy, May 16-20, 2005. (Paper: PDF -1.63MB, Presentation: PPT - 15 MB).

Hyper-X Mach 10 Engine Flowpath Development: Fifth Entry Test Conditions and Methodology
R. J. Bakos, C.-Y. Tsai, R. C. Rogers and A. T. Shih, AIAA 2001-1814, AIAA/NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10 th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Kyoto, Japan, April 24-27, 2001, (Paper: PDF-1.44MB).

Hyper-X Flight Engine Ground Testing for X-43 Flight Risk Reduction, L. D. Huebner, K. E. Rock, E. G. Ruf , D. W. Witte, and E. H. Andrews, Jr., AIAA 2001-1809, AIAA/NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10 th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Kyoto, Japan, April 24-27, 2001, pp. 14, (Paper: PDF-1.19MB; Presentation: PDF-2.58MB ).

Hyper-X Engine Testing in the NASA Langley 8-Foot High Temperature Tunnel, L. D. Huebner, K. E. Rock, D. W. Witte, E. G. Ruf and E. H. Andrews, Jr. AIAA/AMSE/SAE/ASEE 36 th Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, AIAA 2000-3605, July 17-19, 2000, pp. 12, (PDF-245KB).

NASA's Hyper-X Scramjet Engine Ground Test Program, K. E. Rock, R. T. Voland, R. C. Rogers and L. D. Huebner, 14th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, Florence, Italy, ISABE 99-7214, September 5-10, 1999, (PDF-1.67MB).

Propulsion System Airframe Integration Issues and Aerodynamic Database Development for the Hyper-X Flight Research Vehicle, Walter C. Engelund, Scott D. Holland, Charles E. Cockrell, Jr. and Robert D. Bittner, 14th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, Florence, Italy, ISABE 99-7215, September 5-10, 1999, (PDF-174KB).

Hyper-X Engine Design and Ground Test Program, R. T. Voland, K. E. Rock, L. D. Huebner, D. W. Witte, K. E. Fischer and C. R. McClinton, AIAA Eighth International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, VA, AIAA 98-1532, April 27-30, 1998, pp. 12, (PDF-293KB).

The NASA Hyper-X Program, Delma C. Freeman, Jr., David E. Reubush, Charles R. McClinton, Vincent L. Rausch and J. Larry Crawford, 48th International Astronautical Congress, Turin, Italy, October 6-10, 1997, (PDF-1MB).

Hyper-X: Flight Validation of Hypersonic Airbreathing Technology, Vincent L. Rausch, Charles R. McClinton and J. Larry Crawford, XIII ISABE (International Society for Air Breathing Engines), Chattanooga, Tennessee, ISABE 97-7024, September 7-12, 1997, (PDF-1MB).

Calibration of the Langley 8-Foot High Temperature Tunnel for Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion Testing, L. D. Huebner, K. E. Rock, R. T. Voland and A. R. Wieting, 19th AIAA Advanced Measurement and Ground Testing Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AIAA 96-2197, June 17-20, 1996, (PDF-649KB).

 

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