Waverider technolgy of the past, present and future.

Steven Healing

Abstract


A summary of past, present and future technologies of hypersonic waveriders is presented. This review encompasses the first designs and subsequent investigations, the slump in enthusiasm and research, the renaissance of the Maryland program, the current state of vehicle design and integration, as well as a brief glimpse into future research and applications of waveriders. The general construction techniques from each of these points in time will be looked at including optimisation methodologies and design considerations of realistic, affordable and viable waveriders.

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