Design and Fabrication of a High-Observables Mass Injection System for a Hypersonic Rocket Sled Nose Cone.
Technical rept. Jul 69-Sep 70,
AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MASS
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A high-speed rocket sled experiment was designed by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory to produce a partially ionized gas layer around the rocket sleds nose cone similar to that which would occur during atmospheric reentry of an actual flight vehicle. To generate the comparable electron density levels at the relatively lower rocket sled speeds, a passive mass injection system was developed to enhance natural electron concentrations by injecting highly combustible and easily ionizable species into the turbulent boundary layer. Author
- Guided Missiles
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics