Progress in supersonic cruise aircraft technology

by Cornelius Driver

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, Publisher: for sale by the National Technical Information Office in [Washington], Springfield, Va

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  • Airplanes -- Jet propulsion.,
  • Aerodynamics, Supersonic.,
  • Airframes.

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StatementCornelius Driver.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum ; 78695, NASA technical memorandum -- 78695.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office.
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL17647691M

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The Supersonic Cruise Aircraft Research (SCAR) program has identified significant improvements in the technology areas of propulsion, aerodynamics, structures, take-off and landing procedures, and advanced configuration con- cepts.

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Between anda strong research effort supported the USF supersonic B and commercial supersonic transport concepts. After neither of these programs resulted in a production aircraft because of technical and political problems, NASA was given the responsibility of establishing the technology base for a viable supersonic cruise :   This document provides a historic perspective of supersonic cruise technology, beginning with the early NACA supersonic research and including efforts during the B and SST phase.

More This excellent NASA report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Commercial Supersonic Technology documents the results of that effort.

This report describes technical areas where ongoing work should be continued and new focused research initiated to enable operational deployment of an environmentally acceptable, economically viable commercial aircraft capable of sustained supersonic flight, including flight. sonic transport aircraft—or second generation supersonic transports—justify increases in the levels of Federal funding for generic research and development in supersonic cruise technology.

OPTIMAL CRUISE TRAJECTORIES FOR SUPERSONIC AIRPLANES by Fred Teren and Carl J. Daniele Lewis Research Center SUMMARY Equations are derived for maximizing range for specified initial and final values of mass and altitude. Constant-velocity flight is assumed, and normal acceleration is. A full-scale technology demonstration aircraft will also be needed to verify critical angles for engine unstart to investigate the impact of engine unstart on the aircraft and its occupants.

Similarly, flight demonstration would verify the ability of the integrated airframe and propulsion systems to meet noise and emissions goals. Supercruise is sustained supersonic flight of a supersonic aircraft with a useful cargo, passenger, or weapons load performed efficiently, which typically precludes the use of highly inefficient afterburners or "reheat".

Many well known supersonic military aircraft not capable of supercruise can only maintain Mach 1+ flight in short bursts, typically with afterburners.

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Acta Astronautlca Vol 4, pp Pergamon Press Printed m Great Britain Advanced supersonic cruise aircraft technology HAL T. BABER, JR.t AND CORNELIUS DRIVER~ NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAU S A (Received 6 August ) Abstract--An early supersomc cruise vehicle conceptual study in Identified a number of configuration, Cited by: 1.

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Wang and his colleagues Rui Hu, a postdoc in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Antony Jameson, a professor of engineering at Stanford University, have shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can, in fact, produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds.

Introduction. Supersonic aircrafts are capable of flying at speeds greater than mi/h ( km/h) but less than mi/h ( km/h), and the Mach number M is greater than one, 1 Cited by:   The next cited program following up the SST is the Supersonic Cruise Research (SCR), that is described as amalgamating a series of subprograms related to supersonic flight: Advanced Supersonic Technology (AST) and Supersonic Cruise Aircraft Research (SCAR).

The book revises the objectives of the proposals of these programs, in the range of a. Commercial Supersonic Technology Project The Commercial Supersonic Technology (CST) proj-ect focuses on sonic boom reduction methods and ap-proaches.

Its primary goal is to develop and validate tools, technologies and concepts to overcome the barriers to practical supersonic commercial aircraft. Future supersonic aircraft OEMs will need engine and artificial vision technology that does not exist today and has no current methods for being certified.

Experts from. The Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP) program is directed towards development and validation of critical technology for long-range advanced supersonic aircraft with substantially reduced sonic boom, reduced takeoff and landing noise, and increased efficiency relative to current-technology supersonic aircraft.

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Cornelius Driver has written: 'Progress in supersonic cruise aircraft technology' -- subject(s): Aerodynamics, Supersonic, Airframes, Airplanes, Jet. Supersonic “Cruise” Airplanes The following list represents my selection. Configuration Aerodynamics 7/31/16 of the previous manned supersonic aircraft.

It is a very short list. It is important for aerodynamic Another good description is available in the AIAA book by Peter Merlin.3 That book comes with. In MayNASA also began a series of supersonic flights to examine efforts to improve the cruise efficiency of future supersonic aircraft.

Quite a few aircraft in FlightGear are capable of supersonic flight. For some of them, notably modern fighter aircraft, supersonic flight does not require any specific action by the pilot.

Nevertheless, it may be useful to understand why the aircraft behaves somewhat different when the speed of sound is approached.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently developing advanced technologies to form the foundation for the next breakthrough in civil aviation: an economically viable, environmentally acceptable supersonic transport.

NASA's High Speed Research Program works in conjunction with industry to identify and address critical technological challenges to .