Inlet Trade Study for a Low-Boom Aircraft Demonstrator

  title={Inlet Trade Study for a Low-Boom Aircraft Demonstrator},
  author={Christopher M. Heath and John Slater and Sriram K. Rallabhandi},
Propulsion integration for low-boom supersonic aircraft requires careful inlet selection, placement, and tailoring to achieve acceptable propulsive and aerodynamic performance, without compromising vehicle sonic boom loudness levels. In this investigation, an inward-turning streamline-traced inlet and an axisymmetric spike inlet are designed and independently installed on a conceptual low-boom supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The airframe is preshaped to achieve a target ground undertrack… CONTINUE READING