AIr Force: Boundary Layer Transition Experiment - Research on laminar to turbulent mechanisms on a low-curvature concave surfaces

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Sep 30, 2017

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Defense DOD Air Force Research Lab AFRL Office of Scientific Research

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BAA-AFRL-AFOSR-2017-0003
Boundary Layer Transition Experiment II (BOLT II)   
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The Air Force Research Laboratory’s AF Office of Scientific Research (AFRL,  AFOSR) seeks unclassified proposals for advanced research to provide advances in our understanding of the boundary layer transition physics and transition front evolution on a low-curvature concave surface with a swept leading edge at high Mach numbers. The project name is Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT).

The objective of the BOLT project is to perform a flight experiment to investigate the boundary layer transition (from laminar to turbulent) mechanisms on a low-curvature concave surface with a swept leading edge at high Mach numbers (approximately 5 to 7). This geometry is of interest because it relates to waverider configurations. The principal tasks under this effort are providing the Launch Vehicle System, securing the test range and conducting the launch event. The Launch Vehicle System includes items such as the propulsion system, inter-stages, control fins, launch vehicle avionics and pyrotechnics, and the vehicle control software. This is not an exhaustive list.

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