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A Preliminary Design of Flight Test Conditions for a Sub-scale RBCC Engine using a Sounding Rocket

Hye-Sung Kim, Kui-Soon Kim, Se-Jong Oh, Jeong-Yeol Choi / Won-Seok Yang
International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sicences, vol. 16, no. 4, pp.529-536, 2015

Abstract : Various R&D programs for rocket-based combined cycle (RBCC) engines have progressed worldwide for the space development and the defense applications. As a way toward indigenous domestic RBCC program, a preliminary design of flight test conditions was studied in this study for a sub-scale RBCC engine using a sounding rocket. Launch and flight profiles were calculated for several booster options and compared with that of HyShot II program. The result shows that the Korea Sounding Rocket-II (KSR-II) is a proper candidate to perform the flight test available in Korea. The recommend flight test conditions with KSR-II are Mach 6.0 with a test vehicle of 230 kg and Mach 7.4 with 50 kg. Present study will soon be followed by a design of sub-scale RBCC for a flight test using a sounding rocket.

Keyword : Rocket-Based Combined Cycle (RBCC), flight test, sounding rocket, KSR-II.

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