posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 10:16 PM
In the spirit of the EATS-1, ATS-1 and BTS-1 thread, I propose we try to envision/design the next generation of fighter aircraft. Instead of working
around present day technology (as in the other threads), I suggest we look at technologies and parameters appropriate for a 2030-2060 time-frame.
Possible issues and technologies to consider:
Ramjet, Scramjet, Aerospike, Turbofan, Rocket
Powerplant (mixed mode propulsion?)
Suborbital/orbital regime (SSTO?)
For deorbiting, active cooling, passive cooling, TPS?
Thermal regime and how to deal with it
Fuel (CH4, LOX, LH2, Boron?)
Weapon delivery (Directed energy weapon?)
RAM, steath, plasma?
VTOL, STOL, S-STOL?
Vehicle heath monitering and self-repair
Controls for use in space (RMS Thrusters?)
Pilot abort modes
Please post your ideas!!!
It might also be a good ideal to settle on a few basic parameters first.
TTS-1 stands for Transcend Top Secret-1