Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle

K. Fujita, S. Sawai, H. Kobayashi, N. Tsuboi, H. Taguchi, T. Kojima, K. Okai, Tetsuya Satou, Koji Miyaji

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Abstract

Development of the Balloon-based Operation Vehicle (BOV) is currently in progress for the first flight scheduled in 2006. In a series of BOV experiments, a vehicle in a wing-body configuration is lifted by a high-altitude balloon and dropped, after which the microgravity experiments will be performed onboard the vehicle under favor of the quasi-free-fall environments. Although the BOV is originally designed for the microgravity experiments, various types of experiments can also be performed in a hypersonic flight at lower altitudes. One candidate currently under review is a flight experiment of a precooled turbojet engine in reduced dimension. In this article, an overview of the BOV experiment is introduced, and the current development status of the BOV and a flight model of the precooled turbojet engine is presented. The aerodynamic load and the aerodynamic characteristics of the BOV are obtained by computational fluid-dynamic analyses and wind-tunnel experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalActa Astronautica
Volume59
Issue number1-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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Turbojet engines
Balloons
Experiments
Microgravity
Aerodynamic loads
Hypersonic aerodynamics
Wind tunnels
Aerodynamics
Computational fluid dynamics

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Fujita, K., Sawai, S., Kobayashi, H., Tsuboi, N., Taguchi, H., Kojima, T., ... Miyaji, K. (2006). Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. Acta Astronautica, 59(1-5), 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2006.02.023

Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. / Fujita, K.; Sawai, S.; Kobayashi, H.; Tsuboi, N.; Taguchi, H.; Kojima, T.; Okai, K.; Satou, Tetsuya; Miyaji, Koji.

In: Acta Astronautica, Vol. 59, No. 1-5, 07.2006, p. 263-270.

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Fujita, K, Sawai, S, Kobayashi, H, Tsuboi, N, Taguchi, H, Kojima, T, Okai, K, Satou, T & Miyaji, K 2006, 'Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle', Acta Astronautica, vol. 59, no. 1-5, pp. 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2006.02.023
Fujita K, Sawai S, Kobayashi H, Tsuboi N, Taguchi H, Kojima T et al. Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. Acta Astronautica. 2006 Jul;59(1-5):263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2006.02.023
Fujita, K. ; Sawai, S. ; Kobayashi, H. ; Tsuboi, N. ; Taguchi, H. ; Kojima, T. ; Okai, K. ; Satou, Tetsuya ; Miyaji, Koji. / Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. In: Acta Astronautica. 2006 ; Vol. 59, No. 1-5. pp. 263-270.
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