Modeling of VUV radiation at high altitudes

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Vacuum-ultraviolet radiation measurements have been shown to provide information about the concentration of atomic species in hypersonic flows. Broad band data was obtained for radiation from the atomic O system at 130.4 nm and a model was successfully proposed. Instrumentation with better spectral resolution can be flown on future spacecraft flying at higher altitudes and faster speeds. This paper considers extensions to the O VUV radiation model and a new model for atomic N VUV radiation as well. The models are applied to the conditions for future flights at approximately 8 km/sec between the altitudes of 100 to 160 km.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Thermophysics Conference, 1996 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 17 1996Jun 20 1996


Other31st Thermophysics Conference, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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