12 July 1983 Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Plume Program: Activities And Plans
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The status of current phenomenological models for high altitude plume signatures is presented. Major limitations are discussed and R&D efforts to remove these limitations are reviewed. These R&D projects are placed in two categories: fundamental properties and methodology development. Projects to obtain fundamental properties include: theoretical predictions/measurements of collisional excitation cross sections and vibrational relaxation rates, and measurements of physical/chemical properties of propellant aerosols. Methodology development include a composite high altitude signature model and an aerosol radiation model.
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Patrick M. Saatzer, Patrick M. Saatzer, } "Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Plume Program: Activities And Plans", Proc. SPIE 0366, Modern Utilization of infrared Technology VIII, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934242

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