Accession Number:

ADA281452

Title:

Ultraviolet Emissions Occurring About Hypersonic Vehicles in Rarefied Flows

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 4 Jun 1993-4 Feb 1994

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE