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Evaluation of computation codes for rocket plume's infrared signature by using measurements on a small scale aluminized composite propellant motor
Author(s): A. Boischot; A. Roblin; L. Hespel; I. Dubois; P. Prevot; T. Smithson
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Paper Abstract

A new experiment has been conducted with a composite propellant rocket motor in order to get two kinds of information: first one is concerning the physical and optical properties of aluminates particles that are emitted in the plume exhaust; second one is concerning the spectral and spatial repartition of radiance in the plume infrared images. The size distribution and the optical properties of particles are used as entry data for flowfield computation, whereas infrared spectra and images are used to evaluate the capacities of the simulation tools to produce infrared signature data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6239, Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation, 62390M (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667242
Show Author Affiliations
A. Boischot, ONERA (France)
A. Roblin, ONERA (France)
L. Hespel, ONERA (France)
I. Dubois, ONERA (France)
P. Prevot, ONERA (France)
T. Smithson, DRDC — Valcartier (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6239:
Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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