Accession Number:

AD0759158

Title:

Ion Density Measurements in the Wake of a Hypersonic Sphere

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A report is presented of the results of a major research effort undertaken to determine experimentally, through the use of cylindrical electrostatic probes and existing probe theory, the levels of ion density in the turbulent wakes behind 2.7 inch diameter spheres flown at 14,500 feetsecond in a ballistic range filled with nitrogen at 7.6 torr and at 20 torr.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE