Our powerplant combines kerosine or hydrogen turbine engines with a hydrogen afterburner and ramjet. Hydrogen is a highly efficient and eco-friendly fuel that also works as coolant for the ramjet, afterburner, intakes, and nozzles, to improve engine lifetime. This powerplant is strong and efficient from subsonic to hypersonic speed.
Active head shields for thermal protection
Variable inlet for TBCC
Structural conformal LH2 tank
Integrated nozzle for TBCC
TBCC powerplant with two TJE engines
Delta prototype uses a hybrid hydrogen TBCC propulsion to reach hypersonic speed. Cryogenic hydrogen is stored in mass-efficient structural tanks and cool leading edges, intakes, and inlet air before it enters TJE and ramjet. A structure built from steel can withstand high temperatures of hypersonic flight.
Waveriders are based on hypersonic theory. Practical realization is possible if cryogenic fuel tanks can fit complex shapes.
Good subsonic performance is achieved with computer simulations and test flights.