Ultraviolet Emissions Occurring About Hypersonic Vehicles in Rarefied Flows
Final rept. 4 Jun 1993-4 Feb 1994
PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA
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This report includes 1 an investigation of the kinetic mechanisms for the visible shuttle glow 2 an overview of flight and laboratory investigations of VUV to IR surface glows observed at hypersonic velocities in low earth orbit conditions 3 a summary of the flight-measured absolute intensities observed for rarefied ram flow at VUV, UV and visible wavelengths as a function of altitude and 4 a brief look at seeker sensor survivability viability issues associated with a High Velocity Missile HVM intended for boost phase interception.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Manned Spacecraft