Accession Number : ADD013143

Title :   Rocket Exhaust Probe.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Jan 86, patented 5 May 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kessel,Philip A

Report Date : 05 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A rocket exhaust probe 10 for collecting particulates from a rocket exhaust plume. The probe comprises a tungsten nose tip 18, a tip holder 20, a probe body 22 and a tail section 24. Rocket exhaust gas enters the probe at the nost tip inlet 32 and passes into a mixing chamber 36 where the exhaust gas mixes with an exhaust gas. The mixture of exhaust gas and inert gas then passes into a diffusion chamber 50 where if further cools and decelerates before passing throudh a submicron particle collection 52.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROBES, *EXHAUST GASES, *ROCKET EXHAUST, PARTICULATES, COLLECTION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, NOSE TIPS, COLLECTING METHODS, RARE GASES, COOLING, GAS FLOW, FLOW FIELDS, EXHAUST PLUMES, SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION, TUNGSTEN, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, ROCKET NOZZLES

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE