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    • Argus, a Highly Reusable SSTO Rocket-Based Combined Cycle Launch Vehicle with Maglifter Launch Assist 

      Olds, John R.; Bellini, Peter X. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-04)
      This paper summarized the results of a conceptual design study that was performed in support of NASA's recent Highly Reusable Space Transportation study. The Argus concept uses a Maglifter magnetic-levitation sled launch ...
    • Artemis: A Reusable Excursion Vehicle Concept for Lunar Exploration 

      Young, David Anthony; Olds, John R.; Hutchinson, Virgil L., Jr.; Krevor, Zachary C.; Young, James J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-07)
      Artemis is a reusable excursion vehicle for lunar landing missions. It is intended to transport a notional CEV vehicle from low lunar orbit (LLO) to the lunar surface. It can be reused by refueling the vehicle in LLO. ...
    • ASPEN Revisited: The Challenge of Nuclear Propulsion for ETO 

      Weglian, John E.; Olds, John R.; Marcus, Leland R.; McIntire, James; Nelson, Douglas K.; Blevins, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-07)
      ASPEN was a study conducted by Los Alamos National Labs in the early 1960s to examine the benefits of using a Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) for Earth-to-Orbit (ETO) single-stage launch vehicle applications. Using the analysis ...
    • Aztec: A TSTO Hypersonic Vehicle Concept Utilizing TBCC and HEDM Propulsion Technologies 

      Kokan, Timothy Salim; Hutchinson, Virgil L., Jr.; Reeves, John Daniel; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-07)
      The Aztec reusable launch vehicle (RLV) concept is a two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) horizontal takeoff, horizontal landing (HTHL) vehicle. The first stage is powered by ten JP- 5 fueled turbine-based combined-cycle (TBCC) ...
    • Comparison of Collaborative Optimization to Conventional Design Techniques for a Conceptual RLV 

      Cormier, Timothy A.; Scott, Andrew; Ledsinger, Laura Anne; McCormick, David Jeremy; Way, David Wesley; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-09)
      Initial results are reported from an ongoing investigation into optimization techniques applicable to multidisciplinary reusable launch vehicle (RLV) design. The test problem chosen for investigation is neither particularly ...
    • Component-Level Weight Analysis for RBCC Engines 

      Olds, John R.; McCormick, David Jeremy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-09)
      Rocket-based combined-cycle engines (RBCC) engines have recently received increased attention for use on advanced, reusable space launch vehicles. By combining convention rocket and airbreathing operating modes into an ...
    • Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) Independent Performance Evaluation 

      Young, David Anthony; Krevor, Zachary C.; Tanner, Christopher; Thompson, Robert W.; Wilhite, Alan W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11)
      The crew launch vehicle is a new NASA launch vehicle design proposed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) to provide reliable transportations of humans and cargo from the earth’s surface to low earth orbit ...
    • Magel: An Advanced Partially Reusable Launch Architecture Concept 

      Steffes, Stephen R.; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-12)
      Magel is an advanced partially reusable launch architecture which uses two large magnetically repelled superconducting rings as the first stage system and a liquid expendable rocket as the upper stage. This architecture ...
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Techniques for Branching Trajectories 

      Ledsinger, Laura Anne; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-09)
      Fully reusable two-stage-to-orbit vehicle designs that incorporate ‘branching’ trajectories during their ascent are of current interest in the advanced launch vehicle design community. Unlike expendable vehicle designs, ...
    • Multidisciplinary Optimization Techniques for Branching Trajectories 

      Olds, John R.; Ledsinger, Laura Anne (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-01)
      Fully reusable two-stage-to-orbit vehicle designs that incorporate ‘branching’ trajectories during their ascent are of current interest in the advanced launch vehicle design community. Unlike expendable vehicle designs, ...
    • Optimized Solutions for the Kistler K- 1 Branching Trajectory Using MDO Techniques 

      Ledsinger, Laura Anne; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-09)
      Fully reusable two-stage-to-orbit vehicle designs that incorporate 'branching' trajectories during their ascent are of current interest in the advanced launch vehicle design community. Unlike expendable vehicle designs, ...
    • Responsive Access Small Cargo Affordable Launch (RASCAL) Independent Performance Evaluation 

      Young, David Anthony; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-05)
      RASCAL is a United States Defense Department initiative that stands for Responsive Access, Small Cargo, Affordable Launch. The overall launch concept involves three stages. The first stage will consist of a reusable ...
    • SCCREAM (Simulated Combined-Cycle Rocket Engine Analysis Module): A Conceptual RBCC Engine Design Tool 

      Olds, John R.; Bradford, John Edward (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-07)
      Rocket-based combined-cycle engines are currently under consideration for use on future, reusable launch vehicles. By combining traditional rocket and airbreathing operating modes into a single engine, multi-mode RBCC ...
    • System Robustness Comparison of Advanced Space Launch Concepts 

      McCormick, David Jeremy; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-10)
      This research proposes two methods to investigate the robustness differences between competing types of advanced space launch systems. These methods encompass two different phases of the advanced design process and are ...
    • Tanker Argus: Re-supply for a LEO Cryogenic Propellant Depot 

      St. Germain, Brad David; Kokan, Timothy Salim; Marcus, Leland R.; Miller, Jeff; Rohrschneider, Reuben R.; Staton, Eric; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-10)
      The Argus reusable launch vehicle (RLV) concept is a single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) conical, wingedbodied vehicle powered by two liquid hydrogen (LH2)/liquid oxygen (LOX) supercharged ejector ramjets (SERJ). The 3rd ...