Princeton Professor Works on Developing Mach 15 Engines

Princeton professor advancing hypersonic air travel
The Daily Princetonian

“Hypersonic air travel for the masses may be on its way to becoming a reality, with the help of airflow-modeling work from a research team led by Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Pino Martin. Martin’s work could be used in the development of new aircraft jet engines that could reach Mach 15—15 times the speed of sound.

“Though NASA has built small, high-speed aircraft called scramjets that can travel at speeds up to Mach 10, this engine technology is not ready for commercial aviation. More work must be done to make the engines more reliable, safe and efficient, and hypersonic engine airflow models, such as the ones developed by Martin, may be the key.”