The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight experiment feasibility study

Tirtey, S. C., Boyce, R. R., Brown, L. and Creagh, M. (2011). The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight experiment feasibility study. In: AIAC14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, Australia, (). 28 February-3 March 2011.

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Author Tirtey, S. C.
Boyce, R. R.
Brown, L.
Creagh, M.
Title of paper The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight experiment feasibility study
Conference name AIAC14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 February-3 March 2011
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 10
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Phase A activities of the development of the SCRAMSPACE I scramjet-powered freeflight experiment are described in this paper. The objectives of this flight are first described together with the definition of the primary, secondary and tertiary experiments. The Scramjet configuration studied is first discussed together with the rocket motor system selected for this flight. The different flight sequences are then explained, highlighting the SCRAMSPACE I free-flyer separation and re-orientation procedures. A trajectory analysis and the derived thermo-structural analysis are presented, discussing the alignment of the predicted performance with the mission scientific requirements. The global system architecture and instrumentation of the vehicle are then explained. The conclusions of these Phase A technical activities are that the presented mission concept is in line with the SCRAMSPACE I scientific requirements and no major technical difficulties have been identified.
Keyword Scramjet
Space access
Flight experiment
Diode laser flight instrumentation
High temperature materials
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