Accession Number:

AD0765415

Title:

Laser Ignition of Pyrotechnic Compositions Being Tested as Drag-Reducing Fumers.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A series of pyrotechnic compositions being considered as drag-reducing fumers was ignited with a 50 watt, continuous, CO2 laser. This provides us with a remote energy source capable of igniting pyrotechnic mixes in wind tunnel studies to assess their effectiveness as fumers, and opens the possibility of studying pyrotechnic ignition using a laser as has recently been done with solid propellants. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE