Accession Number:

ADA073520

Title:

Assessment of In Situ Diagnostics for Application to Rocket Propulsion Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

A compelling need for knowledge of the properties temperature, density, velocity, composition, etc. of the flows produced by propulsion systems has recently surfaced in many areas. Of specific interest to the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory AFRPL is knowledge of properties within combustion chambers, particularly for solid fueled motors employing metallized propellants, and properties affecting exhaust plume observables e.g., smoke, infrared radiation signatures, ultra-violet radiation signatures, radar cross sections, etc.. Methods of making measurements within combustion flows must avoid influencing the very phenomena to be measured and, generally, must be made from without nonintrusive because of the harsh environment. This report is aimed at defining the needs for combustion diagnostics associated with rocket propulsion, assessing the status and utility of the applicable techniques, and establishing a basis for the research and development required to provide techniques to meet the defined needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE