SHEFEX - Hypersonic Re-entry Fllight Experiment - Vehicle and Subsystem Design, Flight Performance and Prospects
Turner, John and Hörschgen, Marcus and Jung, Wolfgang and Stamminger, Andreas and Turner, Peter
SHEFEX - Hypersonic Re-entry Fllight Experiment - Vehicle and Subsystem Design, Flight Performance and Prospects.
In: Proceedings AIAA 14th Spaceplane Systems and Technologies Conference.
14th Spaceplane Systems and Technologies Conference, 2006-11-08, Canberra, Australia.
The purpose of the Sharp Edge Flight Experiment (SHEFEX) was to investigate the aerodynamic behavior and thermal problems of an unconventional shape for re-entry vehicles comprising multi-facetted surfaces with sharp edges. The main object of this experiment was the correlation of numerical analysis with real flight data with respect to the aerodynamic effects and structural concept for the thermal protection system (TPS). The Mobile Rocket Base of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) was responsible for the test flight of SHEFEX on a two-stage unguided solid propellant sounding rocket, which was required to provide a velocity of the order of Mach 7. The SHEFEX vehicle was launched on
the 27th of October 2005 from the Andoya Rocket Range, Norway. This paper presents the main design features of the vehicle and subsystems, the flight performance and the current plans for our next hypersonic project.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||SHEFEX - Hypersonic Re-entry Fllight Experiment - Vehicle and Subsystem Design, Flight Performance and Prospects|
|Authors||Institution or Email of Authors|
|Date:||8 November 2006|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings AIAA 14th Spaceplane Systems and Technologies Conference|
|Keywords:||SHEFEX, Wiedereintritt, Höhenforschungsrakete, Hyperschall, Flugexperiment, SHEFEX, Reentry, Sounding Rocket, Hypersonic, Flight Experiment|
|Event Title:||14th Spaceplane Systems and Technologies Conference|
|Event Location:||Canberra, Australia|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben SHEFEX (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > MORABA-Mobile Rocket Base|
Dr. Andreas Stamminger
|Deposited On:||07 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2013 20:24|
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