Accession Number : ADA288432

Title :   Bow Shock Data Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Zipf, Edward C. ; Erdman, Peeter W.

PDF Url : ADA288432

Report Date : 19 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The University of Pittsburgh Space Physics Group in collaboration with the ARO modeling team has completed a systematic organization of the shock and plume spectral data and the electron temperature and density measurements obtained during the BowShock I and II rocket flights which have been submitted to the AEDC Data Center, has verified the presence of CO Cameron band emission during the Antares engine burn and for an extended period of time in the post-burn plume, and have adapted 3-D radiation entrapment codes developed by the University of Pittsburgh to study aurora and other atmospheric phenomena that involve significant spatial effects to investigate the VUV and EUV envelope surrounding the re-entry that create an extensive plasma cloud by photoionization.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, *BOW SHOCK, DATA PROCESSING, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SHOCK WAVES, EMISSION SPECTRA, ELECTRON ENERGY, AURORAE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, PHOTOIONIZATION, PLUMES, VACUUM ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, FLIGHT ENVELOPE, MACH NUMBER, LANGMUIR PROBES, CARBON MONOXIDE, SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE