APPLICATION OF BEAU GESTE DATA TO THE INTERPRETATION OF FIREBALL OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$49,945.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12830
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physical Research Inc
25500 Hawthorne Blvd - Ste 230, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Reza Toossi
(213) 378-0056
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OPTICAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, PARTICULARLY MULTIBURST INTERACTIONS AND INFRARED STRUCTURE DUE TO FIREBALL TURBULENCE, ARE OF CURRENT INTEREST. THE BEAU GESTE EXPERIMENT DATA BASE IS UNIQUE IN INCLUDING HOTWIRE ANEMOMETRY, IR VIDEO RECORD, AND VISIBLE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS FOR SINGLE AND MULTIPLE DETONATIONS. PRI PROPOSES TO DIGITIZE SELECTED IR, VISIBLE AND ANEMOMETRY DATA, OBTAIN POWER SPECTRAL DENSITIES (PSDS) AND PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS (PDFS), AND ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TURBULENCE STRUCTURE AND OBSERVED OPTICAL STRUCTURE. SCALING PROCEDURES WILL BE DEVELOPED, AND THE FEASIBILITY OF EXTENDING THE RELATIONSHIPS FROM SMALL-SCALE SIMULATIONS TO NUCLEAR DETONATIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED.

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