Accession Number : AD0780030

Title :   Infrared Vidicon Observations of Exploding Balloon Events.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 73-15 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Alyea,F. ; Gulatsi,R. ; Liebling,G.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : During the month of December 1973, the Air Force Weapons Laboratory (AFWL) conducted a series of experiments as part of Project GEST (Gas Explosive Simulation Technique) to evaluate the flow characteristics of fireballs resulting from balloon explosions. The tests were conducted at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico and consisted of detonating tethered balloons filled with an explosive mixture of CH4 and O2. The principal objective in these tests is to study the characteristics of torus formation, including formation rate, size, rate of rise, temperature profiles, etc. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Balloons, *Explosive gases, Explosion bubbles, Explosions, Airburst, Infrared scanning, Infrared optical systems, Vidicons, Detonations, Methane, Oxygen

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE