Accession Number : ADD011396

Title :   Delta Wing Nozzle Assembly for Chemical Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Broadwell,J E

Report Date : 14 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This abstract discloses a delta wing nozzle assembly for use within a supersonic chemical laser having a plurality of delta wing-shaped elements which substantially increases the mixing rate of the active reactive gaseous ingredients injected into the resonant cavity of the laser. Each of the plurality of delta wing-shaped elements being of a triangular configuration in which the shape thereof is such that the flow of the gaseous ingredients thereover, normal to the leading edge of the triangular-shaped element, is subsonic. This increased mixing rate substantially increases the output power of the laser.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemical lasers, *Laser pumping, *Nozzles, Mixing, Supersonic flow, Inversion, Assembly, Configurations, Rates, Output, Power, Laser beams, Reaction kinetics, Laser cavities, Cavity resonators

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE