A STUDY OF MECHANISMS PRODUCING ASTROPHYSICAL JETS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5975
Amount: $49,874.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR KENNETH C TURNER
 (809) 890-2486
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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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