Preliminary experiments on rotating detonation rocket engine for flight demonstration using sounding rocket

Keisuke Goto, Junpei Nishimura, Junichi Higashi, Haruna Taki, Takato Ukai, Yuki Hayamizu, Koyo Kikuchi, Taihei Yamada, Shun Watanabe, Koutaro Hotta, Tomoya Inakawa, Akiya Kubota, Masato Yamaguchi, Toshiki Daicho, Akira Kawasaki, Ken Matsuoka, Jiro Kasahara, Akiko Matsuo, Ikkoh Funaki, Kazuki YasudaKenta Mori, Hiromitsu Yagihashi, Daisuke Nakata, Masaharu Uchiumi, Kazuyuki Higashino

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Abstract

Rotating detonation engine (RDE) is a promising candidate for future upper stage motor because of its high theoretical efficiency and short combustor length. Technological demonstration in space will be necessary to evaluate the performance and flight dynamics of RDE as a space propulsion system. Toward a flight test, we built an open-structure, rocket RDE-powered vehicle to measure thrust to validate a feasibility of an onboard propulsion system. We carried out 4.4 s combustion test, and achieved over 73% of ideal specific impulse above 1.1 MPa of static pressure in the RDE combustor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Edition210059
ISBN (Print)9781624105241
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2018 Jan 82018 Jan 12

Other

OtherAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period18/1/818/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Goto, K., Nishimura, J., Higashi, J., Taki, H., Ukai, T., Hayamizu, Y., Kikuchi, K., Yamada, T., Watanabe, S., Hotta, K., Inakawa, T., Kubota, A., Yamaguchi, M., Daicho, T., Kawasaki, A., Matsuoka, K., Kasahara, J., Matsuo, A., Funaki, I., ... Higashino, K. (2018). Preliminary experiments on rotating detonation rocket engine for flight demonstration using sounding rocket. In AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (210059 ed.). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0157