Accession Number : ADA264178


Title :   Terminology and Assessment Methods of Solid Propellant Rocket Exhaust Signatures (Methodes d'Evaluation des Signatures des Propulseurs a Propergol Solide)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264178.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 273


Abstract : The Propulsion and Energetics Panel's Specialists' Meeting in autumn 1985 on Smokeless Propellants demonstrated that no common standard was available in this field and that the lack of common understanding led to misunderstanding amongst the NATO community. After some preparatory discussion, the Panel, therefore, formed Working Group Number 21 with the objectives of defining methods for the assessment of rocket motor exhaust optical properties in the visible and in the infrared range, and of recommending a terminology based on quantitative criteria. The Working Group discussed the subject in a total of eight sessions and prepared this Advisory Report. Following an Introduction and Summary there are six chapters, commencing with an Overview and continuing with Propellant Smoke Classification, Plume Primary Smoke, Plume Secondary Smoke, Plume Radiation and Plume Microwave Properties. In most cases, the conclusions and recommendations follow the chapters and are not repeated at the end of the Report.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROPERTIES , *OPTICAL SIGNATURES , *EXHAUST PLUMES , *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS , *SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS , *ROCKET EXHAUST , *PROPELLANT SMOKE , NATO , REQUIREMENTS , RADIATION , DETECTION , MICROWAVES , SMOKE , CLASSIFICATION , IONIZATION , SIGNATURES , VISIBLE SPECTRA , PLUMES , ROCKET ENGINES , SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , IONIZING RADIATION , ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA , ROCKET NOZZLES , SOLID PROPELLANTS


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics
      Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants


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