A Short Review of Microwave and Laser Discharges for Supersonic Flow Control
D. Knight (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Energy deposition by electromagnetic discharge (e.g., arc, laser, microwave) is an emerging field of research in flow and flight control. Major advantages of this approach include fast response time, capability for customization of discharge, and offbody modification of the flow. Recent computational and experimental research in energy deposition are described and future needs identified.