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4 April 1997 Power-flow investigation for evaluating COIL performance
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The DLR successfully operates a supersonic chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) at power levels of up to 8 kW. We address substantial discrepancies between the measured oxygen yield and its theoretically deduced value. This major issue cannot be resolved by using the well-known heuristic model for COIL performance evaluation. Therefore, a new approach derived from a comprehensive enthalpy flow model is presented and validated. We conclude that the experimental yield value is consistent with the new model whereas the theoretical yield is largely overestimated.
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Willy L. Bohn, Wolfgang O. Schall, Lutz H. von Entress-Fuersteneck, Juergen Handke, and K. Grunewald "Power-flow investigation for evaluating COIL performance", Proc. SPIE 2987, Gas and Chemical Lasers and Applications II, (4 April 1997);

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