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Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts.

MacLeod, C.


C. MacLeod


This paper explores the use of Electromagnetic Radiation as an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The radiation is absorbed by the flow, heating it and thereby providing an alternative to the heat derived from combustion in the Scramjet. The advantages and disadvantages of this system are explored and theoretical results are presented illustrating typical radiation pathlengths at different frequencies. Suggestions for further theoretical and practical work are also made.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Journal Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
Print ISSN 0007-084X
Publisher British Interplanetary Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Issue 3
Pages 99-109
Institution Citation MACLEOD, C. 2009. Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 62(3), pages 99-109. Available from:
Keywords Scramjet; Electromagnetic heating; Electromagnetic activation
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