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Final Report - LAPCAT (Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies)

Project ID: 12282
Funded under: FP6-AEROSPACE


This is the final report of the 'Long-term advanced propulsion concepts and technologies'(LAPCAT) project whose objective was to identify and assess critical propulsion technologies required to reduce long-distance flights.

The report details the two major technologies considered, including ram-compression, which needs an additional propulsion system to achieve its minimum working speed, and active compression, which has an upper Mach number limitation but can accelerate a vehicle up to its cruise speed. The report details the pros and cons of both options.

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