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This contribution proposes a description of selected experimental activities conducted in aerospace sciences and dedicated to generate experimental data to assess atmospheric entry plasma models. In order to provide comprehensive set of experimental data, high enthalpy shock tube facilities have been developed to generate plasma representative of entry(More)
We present a method to search for transient GWs using a network of detectors with different spectral and directional sensitivities: the interferometer Virgo and the bar detector AURIGA. The data analysis method is based on the measurements of the correlated energy in the network by means of a weighted cross-correlation. To limit the computational load, this(More)
Kinetic modelling of nonequilibrium flows is described as it applies to hypersonic phenomenology. A Monte Carlo method is described for the study of species separation on shock wave fronts; a Particle in Cell with Monte Carlo Collisions (PIC/MCC) technique is described for the simulation of dust in plasma flows; modelling of nonequilibrium radiation in(More)
Traditional techniques, such as those based on X-rays absorption, to inspect shipping container in search of potential fissile threats cannot be employed on occupied vehicles and are of limited use in presence of a large amount of shielding materials. To overcome such limitations, prototypes of detection systems employing the muon tomography technique,(More)