Resurrection in hypersonics: Why, what and when

D. Subbaram Naidu, James L. Buffington, Siva S. Banda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


The US Air Force has recognized "hypersonics" as one of the key technologies to be developed for the 21st century and that hypersonic technology and ramjet/SCRamjet propulsion offer potentially large increases in speed, altitude and range with flexible recall, en route redirection and return to base for military operations such as interceptor, reconnaissance and orbital transport. In pursuing this direction, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, is "heading" towards research on space and related activities. The focus is on guidance and control (G&C) strategies for hypersonic vehicles. In this paper, we focus Why there is resurrection in hypersonics, What are the issues and challenges in G&C for hypersonic vehicles and finally When this program is expected to have an operational capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGuidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventGuidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, 1999 - Portland, United States
Duration: Aug 9 1999Aug 11 1999


OtherGuidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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