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The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX I - A Mission Overview

Gülhan, Ali and Siebe, Frank and Requardt, Günther and Weihs, H. and Laux, Th. and Longo, J. and Eggers, Th. and Turner, J. and Stamminger, A. and Hörschgen, M. (2006) The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX I - A Mission Overview. In: ESA (ESA SP-631). 5th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures, 17. Mai - 19. Mai 2006, Noordwijk, Niederlande.

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High costs and an unsatisfactory technological readiness level for components are the two main limiting parameters to design and fly new generation space vehicles. Since the thermal protection system (TPS) is one of the cost driving factors, German Aerospace Center (DLR) started a new cost effective hypersonic flight experiment program SHEFEX, which is based on a facetted TPS concept. It should reduce the design and manufacturing costs drastically and simultaneously improve the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle. Furthermore this experiment should provide flight data for the validation of multidisciplinary design tools for space vehicles. This paper describes the complete SHEFEX I mission with a main focus on the payload instrumentation and in-flight data.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:The Sharp Edge Flight Experiment SHEFEX I - A Mission Overview
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Gülhan, AliDLR Köln
Siebe, FrankDLR Köln
Requardt, GüntherUNSPECIFIED
Weihs, H.DLR Stuttgart
Laux, Th.DLR Stuttgart
Longo, J.DLR Braunschweig
Eggers, Th.DLR Braunschweig
Turner, J.DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Stamminger, A.DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Hörschgen, M.DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Journal or Publication Title:ESA
Keywords:Flight experiment, instrumentation, hyperonic, thermal protection system, aerothermal loads
Event Title:5th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures
Event Location:Noordwijk, Niederlande
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17. Mai - 19. Mai 2006
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik
Location: Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Christine Adams
Deposited On:14 Aug 2012 15:15
Last Modified:14 Aug 2012 15:15

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