Infrared Vidicon Observation of Exploding Balloon Events
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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Predictions of the IR radiation produced by the debris of stoichiometric COO2H2O and CH4O2 explosion mixtures have been made. The calculation considered optical thickness effects as well as spatial and temporal variations of the major species, CO2 and H2O and temperature. The results show that the spectral intensity is a strong function of wavelength and determined in part by the optical thickness of the cloud. The predictions have been applied to select appropriate filters for an infrared vidicon sensor system which will be used for observation of balloons exploded in the field.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors