Accession Number:

AD0768913

Title:

Experimental Studies of Photoionization Processes in Air

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 May 1971-31 Aug 1973

Corporate Author:

CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

The experimental program described herein was designed to investigate vacuum ultraviolet radiation processes in air, with particular emphasis directed at the interaction of shock-induced nonequilibrium radiation with gaseous species. The program was divided into three main tasks which were 1 To perform NO absorption measurements using a shock-tube splitter plate technique. 2 To investigate VUV excitation mechanisms using sidewall radiation overshoot measurements. 3 To perform endwall radiation measurements of the advancing shock front to verify previously developed excitation and radiative flux models. The results of this program are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE