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A method for comparing the performance of power plants for vertical flight

Tsien, H. S. (1952) A method for comparing the performance of power plants for vertical flight. Journal of the American Rocket Society, 22 (4). pp. 200-203. ISSN 0095-9073.

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A new method of power plant selection for vertical flight is proposed. It can be used to determine whether the performance of a rocket design can be improved by substituting for the rocket motor a different power plant such as a ramjet. Calculations indicate that there are advantages in using the ramjet provided the power plant can be made to operate under rapid acceleration and at high altitudes.

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Additional Information:(Reprinted from Journal of the American Rocket Society, July-August, 1952) Copyright, 1952, by the American Rocket Society, Inc., and reprinted by permission of copyright owner. Received January 3, 1952.
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
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Issue or Number:4
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ID Code:16969
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 16:30
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