Accession Number:

ADB190676

Title:

Ultraviolet Emission from Rocket Motor Plumes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric limitations on the spectral region of the ultraviolet appropriate for detection of emissions from rocket motor plumes are considered. Origins of ultraviolet emission as spectral continua, bands and lines from the rocket motor exhaust flow and its atmospheric interaction are discussed. The contrast of infrared emissions arising mostly from major products and processes with ultraviolet emissions often resulting from trace constituents and minor pathways, indicates the more detailed knowledge of the rocket motor system required for modelling and prediction of ultraviolet signatures. Ultraviolet radiation, Atmospheric transmission, Ultraviolet signatures. Rocket motor plumes, Signatures,

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE