Accession Number:

ADA011774

Title:

Infrared Vidicon Observations of Exploding Balloon Events

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Apr 1974-Feb 1975

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Weapons Laboratory conducted a series of experiments as part of Project GEST Gas Explosive Simulation Technique to evaluate the flow characteristics of fireballs resulting from balloon explosions. A primary diagnostic for these events was an infrared vidicon sensor system operated by the General Electric Company, Space Sciences Laboratory GE-SSL under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA. This report presents the results of these diagnostic experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE