Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-5561
2000-10-10

Implementation of Parametric Anaylsis to the Aerodynamic Design of a Hypersonic Strike Fighter 2000-01-5561

A Hypersonic Strike Fighter (HSF) would provide many benefits over current fighters, including increased effectiveness and survivability. However, there are many design challenges to developing such a vehicle. Therefore the conceptual design of an HSF requires the development of new tools and methods to analyze and select vehicle concepts. A parametric method was developed to determine aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic vehicles in a rapid, automated way. This parametric method and other tools were then used to select a baseline design and optimize this baseline for the notional mission.

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