High Altitude Disturbance: An Integrated Experimental and Modeling Approach to Quantifying Turbulence and Aerosols at Hypersonic Flight Height

Sonia Wharton | 21-ERD-007

Executive Summary

We will develop a zero-pressure stratospheric balloon observational platform and multiscale modeling capability to obtain never-before measured and resolved atmospheric disturbance parameters. These data are critical to developing sustained hypersonic flight in support of national security.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Wharton, S., 2021. “LLNL high altitude R&D in support of hypersonics.” United States Air Force/Army Weather R&D Virtual Workshop, September 24, 2021, LLNL-PRES-814702.