Accession Number:

AD0651017

Title:

STIMULATION OF OPTICAL EMISSIONS IN ATMOSPHERIC GASES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Dec 61-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN ELECTRO-DYNAMICS LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

240.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the research were to investigate and improve knowledge in the area of energy exchange mechanisms among gases which result in radiative phenomena, particularly infrared. This includes research on fluorescent mechanisms such as electron, ion, and molecular inelastic collisions with molecules, and luminescent phenomena resulting from gas kinetic reactions. Basic questions of energy partition into kinetic or internal excitation of the products of a chemical reaction were pursued. The central purpose of this effort was to obtain a fundamental microscopic description of physical processes such as cross sections from which macroscopic properties directly applicable to Air Force problems can be predicted. The phenomena investigated represent the microscopic descriptions of flames, natural and artificially induced airglows, natural and artificially induced aurora, optical signatures of re-entry vehicles, and missile trails. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE