Accession Number:

ADA954883

Title:

Thermal Blooming in the Transonic Regime

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Quantitative estimates are given for the phase changes caused by heating of the atmosphere by a laser beam slewing at transonic velocities. It is shown that for a beam slewing from near rest relative to the atmosphere, the transonic effect is negligible but for a beam transmitted from an aircraft, it can be important.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE