Comparison of theory with atomic oxygen 130.4 nm radiation data from the bow shock ultraviolet 2 rocket flight

Deborah A. Levin, Graham V. Candler, Robert J. Collins, Carl L. Howlett, Patrick Espy, Ellis Whiting, Chul Park

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Abstract

Comparison is made between the results obtained from a state-of-the-art flow and radiative model and bow shock vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) data obtained the recent Bow Shock 2 Flight Experiment. An extensive data set was obtained from onboard rocket measurements at a reentry speed of 5 km/sec between the altitudes of approximately 65-85 km. A description of the NO photoionization cell used, the data, and the interpretation of the data will be presented. The primary purpose of the analyses is to assess the utility of the data and to propose a radiation model appropriate to the flight conditions of Bow Shock 2. Theoretical predictions based on flow modeling discussed in earlier work and a new radiation model are compared with data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA 28th Thermophysics Conference, 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 6 1993Jul 9 1993

Other

OtherAIAA 28th Thermophysics Conference, 1993
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/6/937/9/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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