Analysis of the AICI Absorption Feature and the Searchlight Emission Effect Observed in Solid-Propellant Rocket Plumes
Final rept. 19 Feb 1991-30 Sep 1992
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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Two phenomena observed during plume diagnostic measurements acquired during simulated altitude chamber tests of aluminum-loaded solid-propellant rocket motors are discussed, and analytical results are presented. The results of a line-by-line calculation of the aluminum chloride AICI feature are discussed and compared with high-resolution ultraviolet UV spectral data. Selected plume radiation measurements are reviewed, and evidence of searchlight emission is presented. Two searchlight modeling techniques are demonstrated and compared with motor test data.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines