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Comparison of theory with atomic oxygen 130.4 nm radiation data from the Bow Shock ultraviolet 2 rocket flightComparison 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.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Levin, Deborah A. (Inst. for Defense Analyses Alexandria, VA, United States)
Candler, Graham V. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Collins, Robert J. (Minnesota Univ. Minneapolis, United States)
Howlett, Carl L. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Espy, Patrick (Utah State Univ. Logan, United States)
Whiting, Ellis (Eloret Inst. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Park, Chul (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1993
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-2811
Meeting Information
AIAA, Thermophysics Conference(Orlando, FL)
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