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The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX II, a Mission Overview and Status

Weihs, Hendrik and Turner, John and Longo, Jose Maria (2008) The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX II, a Mission Overview and Status. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems nad Technologies Conference, 2008-04-28 - 2008-05-01, Dayton, OH (USA).

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Abstract

After the successful flight of SHEFEX I the next mission is under development. Within this paper the basic goals and architecture of the SHEFEX II mission will be presented. Also launched by a two staged sounding rocket system SHEFEX II will be a consequent next step in technology test and demonstration. Considering all experience and collected flight data obtained during the SHEFEX I Mission, the test vehicle will be re-designed and extended by an active control system, which allows active aerodynamic control during the re-entry phase. Thus, ceramic based aerodynamic control elements like rudders or flaps, mechanical actuators and an automatic electronic control unit will be implemented. Special focus will be taken on improved GNC Elements. In addition, some other experiments including an actively cooled thermal protection element, advanced sensor equipment, high temperature antenna inserts etc. are part of the SHEFEX II experimental payload.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX II, a Mission Overview and Status
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Weihs, HendrikUNSPECIFIED
Turner, JohnUNSPECIFIED
Longo, Jose MariaUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2008
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Shefex, Wiedereintritt, Flugexperiment, CMC, TPS
Event Title:AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems nad Technologies Conference
Event Location:Dayton, OH (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-04-28 - 2008-05-01
Organizer:AIAA
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)
Location: Köln-Porz , Stuttgart , Braunschweig , Oberpfaffenhofen , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > MORABA-Mobile Rocket Base
Institute of Structures and Design
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Institute of Structures and Design > Space Structural Components
Deposited By: Hendrik Weihs
Deposited On:14 Nov 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:34

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