Accession Number:

AD0785911

Title:

Investigation of High Power MHD Gas Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept. Jan-Aug 1974

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results obtained during the first half of the year 1974 in the study of MHD powered gas lasers. Key results of the work thus far are Changes to the shock tunnel and test facility include a modified cesium seed injection system, relocation of the secondary diaphragm, installation of a primary double diaphragm and a new CO2 probe laser. Gain measurements previously reported have been repeated, with substantial improvement in the signal attributable to the above changes. Achievement of 19 enthalpy extraction in the MHD generator channel is an important step forward in generator performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE