Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment

S. F. Gimelshein, Deborah Levin Fliflet, R. J. Collins

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Abstract

An approach for modeling the infrared glow radiation about the Space Shuttle at low-earth orbit flight altitudes is examined. The study builds on the modeling and numerical techniques developed for Atmospheric Explorer. Due to the rarefied nature of the flow, the direct simulation Monte Carlo method is used. The study extends the earlier gas-phase reaction model to include NO vibrational-state-specific formation using cross sections derived from molecular dynamics. Infrared spectra are computed using the state specific NO vibrational levels and an accurate line-by-line spectral model. The affect of different surface accommodation models is also examined. Finally, simulated spectra are compared with IR data obtained from Shuttle space flight experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 10 2000Jan 13 2000

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Other38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/10/001/13/00

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transportation system
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Molecular dynamics
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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Gimelshein, S. F., Levin Fliflet, D., & Collins, R. J. (2000). Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment. Paper presented at 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, United States.

Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment. / Gimelshein, S. F.; Levin Fliflet, Deborah; Collins, R. J.

2000. Paper presented at 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, United States.

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Gimelshein, SF, Levin Fliflet, D & Collins, RJ 2000, 'Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment', Paper presented at 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, United States, 1/10/00 - 1/13/00.
Gimelshein SF, Levin Fliflet D, Collins RJ. Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment. 2000. Paper presented at 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, United States.
Gimelshein, S. F. ; Levin Fliflet, Deborah ; Collins, R. J. / Modeling of infrared radiation in a space transportation system environment. Paper presented at 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, United States.
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