Upper Atmospheric Chemical Release Techniques
Final technical rept. 1 Jan-30 Aug 1973
AEROCHEM RESEARCH LABS INC PRINCETON NJ
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The goal of this work was to develop preliminary designs in terms of composition, method of burning and size of payload packages to release atomic Al and Fe vapors emphasizing Al in the upper atmosphere. The major effort was expended in demonstrating the feasibility of the Flashbulb technique for releasing significantly large amounts of atomic Al vapor. Feasibility has been demonstrated by showing experimentally that approximately 1 by weight of the Flashbulb composition payload is converted to Al vapor in small scale tests i.e. a yield of 1. Such a conversion efficiency is necessary to release a significantly large amount of Al vapor approximately 1 mole from a full scale approximately 3 kg payload. Specific amounts required for an actual release will, of course, be determined by the detection methods used and the purposes of the user.
- Atmospheric Physics