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Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Plume Program: Activities And Plans
Author(s): Patrick M. Saatzer
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Paper Abstract

The status of current phenomenological models for high altitude plume signatures is presented. Major limitations are discussed and R&D efforts to remove these limitations are reviewed. These R&D projects are placed in two categories: fundamental properties and methodology development. Projects to obtain fundamental properties include: theoretical predictions/measurements of collisional excitation cross sections and vibrational relaxation rates, and measurements of physical/chemical properties of propellant aerosols. Methodology development include a composite high altitude signature model and an aerosol radiation model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0366, Modern Utilization of infrared Technology VIII, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934242
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Patrick M. Saatzer, USAF Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0366:
Modern Utilization of infrared Technology VIII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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