#### GabeG

##### New Member

I am working with a college team to build a (hopefully) hypersonic rocket (M5+).

Our goal is to go fast, so we need to be able to prove it.

What are some ways we can measure velocity at these speeds?

We’re tossing around ideas of building a ‘Rayleigh’ pitot tube, and/or using the Taylor-McCall shock come equations to find differential pressure to calculate speed from that.

Has anyone accomplished velocity measurement at high speed? Anything above Mach 2 is helpful to us.

thanks!