Supplemental Propulsion System Performance Station Designation
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) supplements the AS755 performance station designation system for complex or unconventional propulsion cycles and their derivatives.
The station numbering conventions presented herein are for use in all communications concerning propulsion system performance such as computer programs, data reduction, design activities, and published documents. They are intended to facilitate calculations by the program user without unduly restricting the method of calculation used by the program supplier.
The contents of this document will follow AS755 and AS6502 where applicable.
The list of symbols presented herein will be used for identification of input and output parameters. These symbols are not required to be used as internal parameter names within the engine subprogram.
Aircraft propulsion technology continues to evolve and advance to meet changing requirements and challenges for improved performance and capabilities. This continuing evolution leads to increasingly complex and unconventional propulsion cycles not yet standardized within industry to a level of those presented in AS755. An industry desire to provide supplemental information on station numbering and nomenclature descriptions for these unconventional cycles has emerged.