Accession Number : ADA018627

Title :   Advanced Reactants Laser Performance Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Mar-31 Aug 75,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ackerman,R. A.

Report Date : 18 DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The objective of this work was to provide preliminary laser performance evaluations for several liquid storable, advanced chemical laser reactant systems. Four advanced reactant systems, F2/MAPPGAS/He, F2/C6F6/He, F2/C7H8/He and F2/C7H8/N2 plus one baseline system F2/C2H2/He were evaluated. Lasing powers between 5 and 8 kw were obtained for all helium diluent systems tested. Significantly lower performance (<3 kw) was obtained with nitrogen diluent. It was concluded that all of the reactant systems tested in this program would provide acceptable performance for combustion driven DF chemical lasers. It was recommended that nitrogen diluent not be used for high pressure nozzles except in cases where helium diluent was unacceptable.

Descriptors :   *Fluorine compounds, *Chemical lasers, Hydrocarbons, Performance tests, Measurement, Combustion, Calorimetry, Tables(Data), Laboratory equipment, Laser cavities, Pressure, Temperature, Ignition, Acetylene, Ethylene, Toluenes, Stability, Storage, Chemiluminescence

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE