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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1966
  • pp: 211–214

Measurements of Temperature Profiles at the Exit of Small Rockets

M. Griggs and F. C. Harshbarger  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 211-214 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.000211


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Abstract

The sodium line reversal technique was used to determine the reversal temperature profile across the exit of small rockets. Measurements were made on one 73-kg thrust rocket, and two 23-kg thrust rockets with different injectors. The large rocket showed little variation of reversal temperature across the plume. However, the 23-kg rockets both showed a large decrease of reversal temperature from the axis to the edge of the plume. In addition, the sodium line reversal technique of temperature measurement was compared with an infrared technique developed in these laboratories.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1965
Published: February 1, 1966

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M. Griggs and F. C. Harshbarger, "Measurements of Temperature Profiles at the Exit of Small Rockets," Appl. Opt. 5, 211-214 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-2-211

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