Sonic Inlet Technology Development and Application to STOL Propulsion 740458
Recent developments in sonic inlet technology are presented with particular emphasis on STOL propulsion systems. Inlet noise reduction requirements are discussed for an augmentor wing and an upper surface blowing type of propulsion system. The current state of the art is discussed with respect to performance and noise potential of different sonic inlet concepts. Acoustic and aerodynamic performance comparison is presented for several inlet configurations based on experimental results.