altitude engine

A reciprocating aircraft engine having a rated takeoff power that is producible from sea level to an established higher altitude as a result of supercharging or turbocharging.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Altitude compensating nozzle — An altitude compensating nozzle is a class of rocket engine nozzles that are designed to operate efficiently across a wide range of altitudes.Conventional designsThe basic concept of any engine bell is to efficiently direct the flow of exhaust… …   Wikipedia

  • Rocket engine — RS 68 being tested at NASA s Stennis Space Center. The nearly transparent exhaust is due to this engine s exhaust being mostly superheated steam (water vapor from its propellants, hydrogen and oxygen) …   Wikipedia

  • Jet engine — For a general overview of aircraft engines, see Aircraft engine. A Pratt Whitney F100 turbofan engine for the …   Wikipedia

  • Jet engine performance — This article describes how jet engine performance is estimated during the design phase. Similar techniques are used once the engine has been built and is being tested, except the performance of individual components, rather than being assumed, is …   Wikipedia

  • Aerospike engine — The aerospike engine is a type of rocket engine that maintains its aerodynamic efficiency across a wide range of altitudes through the use of an aerospike nozzle. It is a member of the class of altitude compensating nozzle engines. A vehicle with …   Wikipedia

  • Aircraft engine — An aircraft engine is a propulsion system for an aircraft. Aircraft engines are almost always a type of lightweight internal combustion engine. This article is an overview of the basic types of aircraft engines and the design concepts employed in …   Wikipedia

  • Flight altitude record — These are the records set for going the highest in the atmosphere from the age of ballooning onward. Some records are certified by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Contents 1 Fixed wing aircraft 1.1 Piston driven propeller aeroplane 1.2… …   Wikipedia

  • jet engine — an engine, as an aircraft engine, that produces forward motion by the rearward exhaust of a jet of fluid or heated air and gases. Also called jet, jet motor. [1940 45] * * * Any of a class of internal combustion engines that propel aircraft by… …   Universalium

  • Rocket engine test facility — A rocket engine test facility is a location where rocket engines may be tested on the ground, under controlled conditions. A ground test program is generally required before the engine is certified for flight. Ground testing is very inexpensive… …   Wikipedia

  • Nitrous oxide engine — This page discusses the use of nitrous oxide in a racing context. For other uses, see Nitrous oxide. Dragster in near lane is purging nitrous oxide Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a chemical compound used as an oxidizing agent to increase an internal… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.