Accession Number:

ADA256784

Title:

Analysis of the AICI Absorption Feature and the Searchlight Emission Effect Observed in Solid-Propellant Rocket Plumes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Feb 1991-30 Sep 1992

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE