Accession Number : AD0775416

Title :   Chemical Laser Analysis Development. Volume VI. Survey of Pressure Recovery Methods for Chemical Laser Application.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Oct 72-24 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA HUNTSVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Baker,L. Ray , Jr. ; McDermit,John H.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Available data on pressure recovery devices is assembled and analyzed and their suitability assessed for application to chemical laser systems. Performance of unaugmented gasdynamic diffusers are examined and potential devices are reviewed for augmenting (or pumping) the diffuser exhaust gases. Recommendations are made concerning the most attractive pressure recovery technique, and realistic goals for operation of the chemical laser cavity commensurate with pressure recovery technology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Gas dynamics, Supersonic diffusers, Dynamic pressure, Recovery, Ejectors, Gas pumps, Vacuum pumps, PerformaNCE(Engineering), Continuous waves

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE