The Leading Edge of Aviation: Airfoil Design

By Daniel Foster, Aerodynamics Team, Project Boom When an aircraft flies, its entire surface area interacts with the air in a complex and fascinating manner. As the speed of this aircraft increases, and as it enters different flow regimes, different phenomena present themselves. The influence of these dynamic interactions present a multitude of challenges that […]

Finding the Optimum Rocket Configuration

By Daniel SykesSystems Integration, Project Boom As we move to phase two of the project, one of the challenges to be faced will be gaining enough thrust to move past the sound barrier. As Mach 1 is approached, shockwaves form on the aircraft wings which consume high amounts of energy and lead to an increase […]

A Quest to Choose the Best Composite for a Supersonic Aircraft

You’re stuck. Hours spent researching the best material, and you’re stuck on the options that either hurt your wallet to even look at the numbers, or turn your aircraft into a flying brick …

Development of a Calculator for Control Surface Sizing on a Supersonic Delta Wing Aircraft

A calculator allows us to save time and grants faster iterations while considering many design alterations. This is especially necessary because the formulas to evaluate are very lengthy. The solutions are …

Blink and you miss it – how an on-board camera system will introduce the world to supersonic flight

Think back to the last time you watched a video that truly blew your mind. Can you picture it? Maybe you looked on in awe as SpaceX landed its rocket booster for the first time.
August 19, 2020 | General

Project Boom prelim. Design Review

Hosted by AAIA LA-LV Section

A student team aiming to design and build the world’s fastest student-made unmanned jet aircraft.


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