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The Mothball, Sustainment, and Proposed Reactivation of the Hypersonic Tunnel Facility (HTF) at NASA Glenn Research Center Plum Brook StationThe Hypersonic Tunnel Facility (HTF) located at the NASA Glenn Research Center s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, is the nation s only large-scale, non-vitiated, hypersonic propulsion test facility. The HTF, with its 4-story graphite induction heater, is capable of duplicating Mach 5, 6, and 7 flight conditions. This unique propulsion system test facility has experienced several standby and reactivation cycles. The intent of the paper is to overview the HTF capabilities to the propulsion community, present the current status of HTF, and share the lessons learned from putting a large-scale facility into mothball status for a later restart
Document ID
20110004251
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Thomas, Scott R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lee, Jinho
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Stephens, John W.
(Plum Brook Operations Support Group Sandusky, OH, United States)
Hostler, Robert W., Jr.
(Plum Brook Operations Support Group Sandusky, OH, United States)
VonKamp, William D.
(Plum Brook Operations Support Group Sandusky, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2010
Subject Category
Research And Support Facilities (Air)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2010-4533
NASA/TM-2010-216936
E-17540
Meeting Information
Meeting: 27th Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference
Location: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
Start Date: June 28, 2010
End Date: July 1, 2010
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 599489.02.07.03.07.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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