Atrium combined cycle propulsion flight test project

Matthew P. Richardson, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yuki Sakamoto, Yusuke Maru, Shinichiro Tokudome, Satoshi Nonaka, Shujiro Sawai, Akira Oyama, Daisaku Masaki, Satoshi Takada, Hiromitsu Kakudo, Toru Kaga, Kiyoshi Kinefuchi, Tetsuya Sato*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in partnership with academia and industry, are developing the Air Turbo Rocket for Innovative Unmanned Mission (ATRIUM) engine: an air turboramjet + rocket combine cycle propulsion system intended to replace conventional liquid rocket engines in Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing applications, such as reusable sounding rockets. A subscale Flight Test Bed (FTB) vehicle is also being developed to demonstrate the ATRIUM engine in a flight environment. In this paper, the ATRIUM engine and FTB vehicle are introduced, and current progress in their development is summarized. Future test plans and practical applications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Nov 152021 Nov 17

Publication series

NameAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021

Conference

ConferenceAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/11/1521/11/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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