A STUDY OF MECHANISMS PRODUCING ASTROPHYSICAL JETS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,874.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5975
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Innovative Systems
130 Wing Rd, Ramey, PR, 00604
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR KENNETH C TURNER
(809) 890-2486
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MECHANISMS EXIST IN NATURE CAPABLE OF ACCELERATING JETS OF MATTER TO VELOCITIES CLOSE TO THAT OF LIGHT, WITH GREAT ENERGY EFFICIENCY. THESE MECHANISMS ARE NOT PRESENTLY UNDERSTOOD, BUT ARE OBSERVED TO OCCUR BOTH IN THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF GALAXIES AND IN A FEW STARS IN OUR OWN GALAXY. THE EXISTANCE OF ASTROPHYSICAL JETS ON THESE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SCALES SUGGESTS THAT SOME COMMON MECHNISM MAY EXIST WHICH MIGHT BE SCALED DOWN EVEN FURTHER, PERHAPS EVEN TO LABORATORY SIZE. SUCH A DEVELOPMENT WOULD OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF VERY HIGH SPECIFIC IMPULSE DEVICES FOR PROPULSION SYSTEMS OR DIRECTED ENERGY DEVICES.

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