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Have seen Boeing's and Lockheed's (winning) designs, do anyone have anything on Andrews Space and Northrop Grumman CAVs that lost Phase I?
 

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Well, this was Boeing's CAV. First pic is probably later variant, and it's damn hard to find many differences from LM proposal.
 

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This is I presume truly fictional Andrews Space's CAV, the second pic, meanwhile, is from their report and may be closer to real stuff.

Third is Orbital sharp-edged CAV-H
 

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Lockheed CAV
 

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flateric said:
Have seen Boeing's and Lockheed's (winning) designs, do anyone have anything on Andrews Space and Northrop Grumman CAVs that lost Phase I?

CAV actually split into 2 sub-programs, CAV-L and CAV-H (low performance, and high performance - specifically crossrange maneuvering). The wedge and waverider shapes in flateric's posts were all for CAV-H, while the conics were CAV-L.
CAV-L became HTV-1X, and CAV-H became HTV-2X. HTV-1X became a dead end after they found they could not produce the desired shape with current carbon processes. Odd, since it was relatively simple (though it is not any of those shown by flateric).

This is very interesting reading on the program, and has good leads for further research:
http://www.dtic.mil/dticasd/sbir/sbir041/srch/af031a.doc
 

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quellish, bunch of thanks. while moving file to CAV folder had found that have it already, but was reading it last time in 2003=)
 

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This has some CAV info. Pg 10, lower right-hand corner, is an illustration of a VTHL SSTO, possibly one of the X-33 competitors. Or just a generic design. Pg. 17 has payload options for the CAV

www.dtic.mil/ndia/2001missiles/bille.pdf
 

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Common Aero Vehicle
Autonomous Reentry Trajectory Optimization
Satisfying Waypoint and No-Fly Zone Constraints


Very in-depth. Lots of shiny numbers involved

https://www.afresearch.org/skins/rims/q_mod_be0e99f3-fc56-4ccb-8dfe-670c0822a153/q_act_downloadpaper/q_obj_51679c2c-ea39-41f3-ba37-f5dde06a918d/display.aspx?rs=enginespage
 
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/29465110/RS2-Falcon-Andrews-RS2

You can read it at Scribd, or join and download it.
 

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Boeing CAV patent
http://www.google.com/patents?id=ppnJAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false
 

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Hi. Also found this another CAV / HTV image named as:


daily-issue_image_2008-11-07_ts_20081107_5200.jpg



from the following source :


http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/strategic-arms-funds-tilt-conventional-in-2009/
 

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