Centre for Hypersonics

2012 - 2012   Infrastructure for hypersonic laboratories
Researchers:    Morgan, R. G.
Boyce, R. R.
 Smart, M. K.
 Wheatley, V.
 Mcintyre, T. J.
 Mee, D. J.
 Jacobs, P. A.
 Buttsworth, D. R.
Funding Bodies:   University Of Queensland
Total Funding:   $ 165,525

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2010 - 2012   Hypervelocity re-entry
Abstract:   During planetary entry from space, severe heating loads are created on the exposed surfaces of flight vehicles from the layer of plasma trapped behind the bow shock, many time hotter than the Sun. Design of the thermal protection systems is a major engineering challenge, and a limiting technology for space travel. Our aim is to do an experimental and analytical study of the associated radiating gases to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to design a new generation of advanced spacecraft. Experimental data will be obtained from the unique Australian hypersonic ground facilities, and selected flight records, and the theoretical analysis will be performed in collaboration with NASA scientists.

Researchers:    Morgan, R. G.
 Mcintyre, T. J.
Buttsworth, D. R.
Boyce, R. R.
Gnoffo, P. A.
Mcgilvray, M.
 Jacobs, P. A.
Funding Bodies:   Australian Research Council
Total Funding:   $ 249,454

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2010 - 2012   Experimental study of hypersonic wing root heating at Mach 8
Researchers:    Smart, M. K.
Funding Bodies:   United States Department Of The Air Force (Us Air Force)
Total Funding:   $ 100,000

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2009 - 2010   Radiation measurements in simulated ablation layers
Researchers:    Morgan, R. G.
Buttsworth, D. R.
 Mcintyre, T. J.
Mudford, N.
Boyce, R. R.
Funding Bodies:   Asian Office Of Aerospace Research And Development
Total Funding:   $ 57,854

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2009 - 2009   Independent measurements of air radiation
Researchers:    Mcgilvray, M.
 Morgan, R. G.
Funding Bodies:   National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Total Funding:   $ 79,735

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2004 - 2008   Mach 10 Hydrogen fuelled scramjet development
Abstract:   Safe and economic access to space is a major technological challenge of the

Researchers:    Smart, M. K.
 Morgan, R. G.
 Mee, D. J.
 Mcintyre, T. J.
Funding Bodies:   Australian Research Council
University Of Queensland
Total Funding:   $ 1,805,000

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