HYDRA is a proof-of-concept vehicle designed to demonstrate the capabilities of a hypersonics testbed. The goal of HYDRA is to validate and verify the use of dynamic pressure analysis as a viable method of cost efficient hypersonic flight testing.
Markus Wilde, Daniel Kirk
Disher, Kathryn; Germann, Nicholas; Kennedy, Christopher; Gavagni, Rhonwen; Oguche, Theophilus; Gotsch, Christian; Perrelli, Frank; Rohde, Michael; and Attzs, Monty, "HYDRA (HYpersonic Dynamics Rocket Assembly)" (2016). Aerospace, Physics, and Space Science Student Publications. 9.