Accession Number : AD0765415

Title :   Laser Ignition of Pyrotechnic Compositions Being Tested as Drag-Reducing Fumers.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Ward,J. Richard ; Pahel,Richard K. ; White,Kevin J.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A series of pyrotechnic compositions being considered as drag-reducing fumers was ignited with a 50 watt, continuous, CO2 laser. This provides us with a remote energy source capable of igniting pyrotechnic mixes in wind tunnel studies to assess their effectiveness as fumers, and opens the possibility of studying pyrotechnic ignition using a laser as has recently been done with solid propellants. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PYROTECHNICS, *IGNITION), TEST METHODS, DRAG, GAS FLOW, WIND TUNNELS

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE