Accession Number:

ADA523627

Title:

Physics and Chemistry of MW Laser-induced Discharge in Gas Flows and Plasma Jets

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 2004-1 Dec 2007

Corporate Author:

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES MOSCOW INST OF HIGH TEMPERATURES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking Moscow Technical Club MTC-IVTAN as follows This basic research project is focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which microwave generated plasmas can be used to influence internal and external supersonic flowfields. The contractor will also evaluate using laser impulses to further control the microwave generated plasmoid position and structure. Plasma jet penetration in a flow and plasma dynamic acceleration of disperse particles and their seeding in supersonic flows will also be investigated. The approach will include kinetic and flowfield modeling coupled with experimentation. The potential payoff is to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach for reducing external aerodynamic drag and providing control of local shock structures and flow conditions. The Final Report consists of six Sections. Each paragraph presents both new results, obtained during the 12th Quarter and the most important results obtained during the period of the Project implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE