Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes

Isaac N. Bankman, John W. Giles, Stephen C. Chan, Robert A. Reed

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Abstract

The analysis of particles produced by solid rocket motor fuels relates to two types of studies: the effect of these particles on the Earth's ozone layer, and the dynamic flight behavior of solid fuel boosters used by the NASA Space Shuttle. Since laser backscatter depends on the particle size and concentration, a lidar system can be used to analyze the particle distributions inside a solid rocket plume in flight. We present an analytical model that simulates the lidar returns from solid rocket plumes including effects of beam profile, spot size, polarization and sensing geometry. The backscatter and extinction coefficients of alumina particles are computed with the T-matrix method that can address non-spherical particles. The outputs of the model include time-resolved return pulses and range-Doppler signatures. Presented examples illustrate the effects of sensing geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsG.W. Kamerman
Pages208-217
Number of pages10
Volume5412
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventLaser Radar Technology and Applications IX - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2004Apr 15 2004

Other

OtherLaser Radar Technology and Applications IX
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/13/044/15/04

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Optical radar
Rockets
rockets
optical radar
plumes
signatures
Ozone layer
Flight dynamics
Geometry
Space shuttles
Rocket engines
flight
ozonosphere
NASA
Analytical models
space shuttles
Alumina
boosters
Earth (planet)
Particle size

Keywords

  • Alumina
  • Backscatter
  • Lidar
  • Model
  • Plume particles
  • Range-Doppler
  • Solid rocket motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bankman, I. N., Giles, J. W., Chan, S. C., & Reed, R. A. (2004). Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes. In G. W. Kamerman (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5412, pp. 208-217) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542930

Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes. / Bankman, Isaac N.; Giles, John W.; Chan, Stephen C.; Reed, Robert A.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / G.W. Kamerman. Vol. 5412 2004. p. 208-217.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bankman, IN, Giles, JW, Chan, SC & Reed, RA 2004, Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes. in GW Kamerman (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5412, pp. 208-217, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX, Orlando, FL, United States, 4/13/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542930
Bankman IN, Giles JW, Chan SC, Reed RA. Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes. In Kamerman GW, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5412. 2004. p. 208-217 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542930
Bankman, Isaac N. ; Giles, John W. ; Chan, Stephen C. ; Reed, Robert A. / Model of lidar range-Doppler signatures of solid rocket fuel plumes. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / G.W. Kamerman. Vol. 5412 2004. pp. 208-217
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