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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Advanced High-Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion Technology


    Revolutionary methods of high-speed air-breathing propulsion are needed to extend the flight regime of aircraft and missiles and to improve Earth-to-orbit spacecraft. This course introduces students to the design and development processes of high-speed propulsion, including ramjets, scramjets, and turbine-based combined-cycle (TBCC) concepts. It presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the art, including highlights of current high-speed propulsion programs around the world. An introduction to multidisciplinary design optimization helps students to appreciate the challenges of developing breakthrough propulsion technology. The course is taught by instructors actively engaged in high-speed propulsion R&D, who discuss the challenges and development trends of this advanced propulsion technology.

    This course is sponsored by the AIAA High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee.

    Who Should Attend

    The course is designed for engineers, researchers, students, scientists, and managers engaged in research, development, and testing of advanced air-breathing and rocket propulsion.

    Why Attend

    Learn about the following topics:

    • Aerothermodynamics and engine performance analysis
    • Flow path analysis
    • Ramjet and scramjet multidisciplinary design optimization
    • Fuels and combustion
    • Structures and materials
    • High-speed combined-cycle propulsion