Development study of a precooled turbojet engine

Tetsuya Sato, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Takayuki Kojima, Katsuyoshi Fukiba, Daisaku Masaki, Keiichi Okai, Kazuhisa Fujita, Motoyuki Hongo, Shujiro Sawai

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Abstract

A precooled turbojet engine has been developed by JAXA used for the hypersonic airplane and spaceplane. The subscale engine named "S-engine" whose thrust and weight are about 1.2 kN and 100 kg was designed, fabricated and tested. The components and the system firing tests under the sea-level-static condition were successfully conducted.In the next phase, a flight test of the S-engine is planned using a stratospheric balloon in 2010 called balloon-based operation vehicle (BOV). The vehicle is dropped from an altitude of 40 km by a high altitude balloon. After 40 s free-fall, the vehicle is pulled up and the S-engine operates for 30 s at about Mach 2. High-altitude tests of the core-engine verified the performance and healthiness of the engine under the condition corresponding to the BOV flight trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1176
Number of pages8
JournalActa Astronautica
Volume66
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Flight experiment
  • Precooled turbojet
  • TBCC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Sato, T., Taguchi, H., Kobayashi, H., Kojima, T., Fukiba, K., Okai, D. M. K., Fujita, K., Hongo, M., & Sawai, S. (2010). Development study of a precooled turbojet engine. Acta Astronautica, 66(7-8), 1169-1176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.10.006