Built for Speed: Algo Engine–Ticker Plant Solution Takes Aim at Latency

Rob Daly

Just the other day, the Associated Press reported that the US Air Force's X-51 Waverider experimental unmanned scramjet reached Mach 6 for just over three minutes, beating the previously held hypersonic flight record of a mere 12 seconds.

For those who don't follow aerospace technology, a scramjet is similar to a ramjet—on steroids. It has a simple and elegant design with few moving parts compared to a standard jet engine, and unlike a typical jet engine, a scramjet lacks a rotary compressor that

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