APPLICATION OF DUAL FUEL (JP-LH2) FOR HYPERSONIC CRUISE VEHICLES

The possibility of utilizing jet fuel (JP) stored primarily in the wings of hydrogen-fueled hypersonic cruise vehicles has been evaluated and compared to the performance of all-hydrogen-fueled aircraft. Parametric investigations of wing loading, thrust-to-weight ratio, payload size, and vehicle size are presented. Results indicate improvements in performance for a wide range of potential payload sizes, particularly when inflight refueling of the JP fuel is considered as a means of increasing range and mission flexibility.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Weidner, J P
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 686-691
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM