Accession Number:

AD0734748

Title:

Design and Fabrication of a High-Observables Mass Injection System for a Hypersonic Rocket Sled Nose Cone.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author:

AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

182.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE