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When Was the First Strut-jet Ever Built?

KJ_Lesnick

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Does anybody know when the first strut-jet design was built?

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BTW: Did Paul Csysz ever mention such a system, or did any of McDonnell/McDonnell-Douglas' design use them? Assuming it's not classified and all...
 

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Looks like the Strutjet patent was issued to Aerojet in 1993:

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19990009731_1998432261.pdf

Aerojet tested the Strutjet in NASA's hypersonic tunnel in 1996:

http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/Citations.aspx?id=3155

Then again in its own facility in 2000:

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=1058
 

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Saw the strutjet mentioned in some older messages on the McDonnell-Douglas Orient-Express thread and thought this might be a better place to add this info. Much strutjet work was done under the NASA NGLT program under the ARTT/ART banner. Later work was done under ISTAR as the strutjet was the initial concept chosen by the RBCCC (Rocket Based Combined Cycle Consortium, consisting or Aerjet, P&W and Rocketdyne). Some program info:

http://www.engineeringatboeing.com/dataresources/ISTAR-IntegratedSystemTestOfAnAirbreathingRocket.pdf
http://www.engineeringatboeing.com/dataresources/IntegratedSystemTestOfAnAirbreathingRocket(ISTAR).pdf

The engine later morphed into a more P&W design.
http://hapb-www.larc.nasa.gov/Public/Facilities/Dcsctf/Research/ICR/AIAA_2003-5235.pdf
http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/reports/2005/TM-2005-213432.pdf
http://hapb-www.larc.nasa.gov/Public/Facilities/Dcsctf/Research/ICR/ICR.html
 

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