28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-0.8
HIFIRE: AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF HYPERSONIC FLIGHT
K. Bowcutt, A. Paull*, D. J. Dolvin**, M. Smart***
The Boeing Company, USA; *DSTO, Australia; **AFRL, USA; ***The Univ. of Queensland, Australia
Keywords: hypersonics, scramjet, boundary layer transition, flight control, flight test
The Hypersonic International Flight Research and Experimentation (HIFiRE) program was created to perform hypersonic flight tests intended to quickly and affordably gather fundamental scientific data that are difficult or impossible to obtain via ground testing alone. The program is being executed jointly by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), with significant support from partners Boeing in the U.S. and the University of Queensland in Australia. Intellectual, financial, and physical resources from the four partners have been combined to achieve these essential objectives with the overarching goal of advancing the art and science of hypersonic flight.
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