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Small-scale laser ignition of a transparent liquid propellant
Author(s): Richard A. Beyer
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Paper Abstract

The ignition of the liquid gun propellant (LGP) 1846 or XM46 by 1-μm neodymium (Nd):glass laser light has been explored under conditions of confinement. Variation in ignition delay with energy and initial pressure are explored. Good repeatability, millisecond delay times, and reasonable pulse energy requirements characterize the observations.

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Date Published: 3 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7070, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV, 707003 (3 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795385
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Richard A. Beyer, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7070:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing IV
Fred M. Dickey; Richard A. Beyer, Editor(s)

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