5 October 2017 Infrared measurements of launch vehicle exhaust plumes
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In the fields of early warning, one is depending on reliable analytical models for the prediction of the infrared threat signature: By having this as a basis, the warning sensors can be specified as suitable as possible to give timely threat approach alerts.

In this paper, we will present preliminary results of measurement trials that have been carried out in 2015, where the exhaust plume of launch vehicles has been measured under various atmospheric conditions. The gathered data will be used to validate analytical models for the prediction of the plume signature.
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Caroline Schweitzer, Caroline Schweitzer, Phillip Ohmer, Phillip Ohmer, Norbert Wendelstein, Norbert Wendelstein, Karin Stein, Karin Stein, } "Infrared measurements of launch vehicle exhaust plumes", Proc. SPIE 10432, Target and Background Signatures III, 104320A (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278291; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278291

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