Accession Number : AD0763123

Title :   Report of the Plume Emissions Panel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAS-NRC) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien,Brian

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The Plume Emissions Panel of the NAS Advisory Committee to the Air Force Systems Command was formed initially to investigate techniques for simulating the infrared emission from turbojet aircraft exhaust plumes. These techniques were to be applied to drone target vehicles for seeker testing, and for pilot training with infrared seeking weapons. A symposium was arranged to bring together available information related to exhaust plumes. As a result of the symposium and other discussions, it became clear that an investigation of specific radiation simulation techniques would be premature. This results from the fact that there is far too little known about the detailed radiation characteristics of the real target plume to be able to produce a satisfactory simulation at this time. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*EXHAUST FLAMES, EMISSIVITY), (*TURBOJET ENGINES, EXHAUST FLAMES), THERMAL RADIATION, DETECTION, SIMULATION, INFRARED DETECTORS, THREAT EVALUATION, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Combustion and Ignition
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE