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Description of Program

microVection employees developed a prototype leading edge for NASA/Langley's HYPER-X hypersonic test bed vehicle, building two prototypes during the program. These prototypes, shown below, had 0.030" nose radii, and were roughly 4" x 4" in planform area.


    • Steady-State Heating Up to 1.2 kW/cm**2
    • Water Coolant (single-phase desirable)
    • Nose radius = 0.030", Wedge Angle = 3.25 degrees
    • 300 psi Allowable Pressure Drop