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Fuel Reforming Systems for High Mach Aircraft
Phone: (303) 940-2301
Aircraft designed for high Mach number flight must incorporate active cooling in the turbo-ramjet propulsion system. The required cooling can be provided by endothermic reactions of the fuel prior to combustion. TDA Research proposes to investigate hydrocarbon reforming reactions as a method of absorbing heat on high Mach number aircraft. Hydrocarbon reforming reactions are very endothermic and produce hydrogen that could be used to increase combustion rate. TDA will analyze the effects or reformed fuels on ramjet specific impulse, evaluate catalysts that could be used for hydrocarbon reforming, and design heat exchanger/reactors for on board hydrocarbon reforming.
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