Accession Number : AD0653649

Title :   NO-O CHEMILUMINESCENCE STUDIES: FLIGHT AND WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 18 Jan 66-17 Jan 67,

Corporate Author : MITHRAS INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Good,R. Earl

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Upper atmosphere releases of nitric oxide trails were simulated in a wind-tunnel. The nitric oxide was released from a model into the low density tunnel flow of partially dissociated air. The radiant power produced was measured by photographic and photoelectric techniques. The tests were conducted at Mach numbers 1.99 and 3.27 and at stagnation pressures between 25 and 200 microns Hg, with known NO and O flow rates. Flight experiments were performed in June 1966. The design of the experiments was based on the wind-tunnel studies. A preliminary analysis of the flight data is given, based on the wind-tunnel studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITROGEN OXIDES, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*OXYGEN, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, SIMULATION), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, WIND TUNNELS, CHEMILUMINESCENCE, SUPERSONIC FLOW, FLIGHT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE