Accession Number : AD0605960

Title :   AN ESTIMATE OF THE TIME FOR A TRAIL TO DECAY TO A GAUSSIAN DISTRIBUTION,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP ANN ARBOR MICH BENDIX SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kresse,A. O.

Report Date : 19 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The radar signature of a hypersonic re-entry trail computed in an earlier work is considered. It is desired to investigate the time for a nongaussian distribution to decay to the gaussian form. To investigate this point it is desirable to make such assumptions as are required to permit a solution in closed form and yet not destroy all resemblance to reality. These assumptions and their meaning are specifically examined.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, ELECTRON DENSITY), (*HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, WAKE), RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, HYPERSONIC FLOW, DIFFUSION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CONDENSATION TRAILS, TEMPERATURE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, BESSEL FUNCTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE