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Laser Propulsion Experiments with High-Power Pulsed CO2 Laser

Schall, W.O. and Eckel, Hans-Albert and Riede, W. (2003) Laser Propulsion Experiments with High-Power Pulsed CO2 Laser. In: XIV Int. Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power laser Conference, 5120, pp. 618-622. SPIE. XIV Int. Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power laser Conference, Breslau (Wroclaw), 25.-30. 8. 2002. ISBN 0-8194-4980-6.

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Abstract

Pulsed laser propulsion may turn out as a low cost alternative for the transportation of small payloads in the mass range of 1 to 10 kg to high altitudes and low Earth orbits (LEO). Using a pulsed, electron beam-sustained multi-wavelength laser with pulse energies as high as 410 J in CO2 laser gas and possible repetition rates up to 100 Hz the launch of a “Lightcraft” has been demonstrated in the laboratory. A series of single pulse impulse measurements with a pendulum has been performed to derive the impulse coupling coefficient under various conditions. Simple plasma diagnostic and fluid dynamic investigations have been carried out as well.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:Laser Propulsion Experiments with High-Power Pulsed CO2 Laser
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schall, W.O.UNSPECIFIED
Eckel, Hans-AlbertUNSPECIFIED
Riede, W.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2003
Journal or Publication Title:XIV Int. Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power laser Conference
Volume:5120
Page Range:pp. 618-622
Editors:
EditorsEmail
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Edward F. Plinski, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:SPIE
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
ISBN:0-8194-4980-6
Status:Published
Keywords:Laser propulsion, Lightcraft, impulse coupling coefficient
Event Title:XIV Int. Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power laser Conference, Breslau (Wroclaw), 25.-30. 8. 2002
Organizer:Department of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:L - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Hans-Albert Eckel
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:29 Apr 2010 20:55

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