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Optical diagnostics for a fluid science core facility in microgravity
Author(s): Deen van den Assem; A. J. Kramer; M. Briccarello; M. Capuano; Filomena Solitro; R. Haugstaetter
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Paper Abstract

The present paper deals with the conceptual definition of optical diagnostics around an experiment cell with fluid in a facility for observation of fluid physical phenomena in a microgravity environment. The concept comprises video observation of an experiment cell interior, interferometry and IR thermography along two directions and tracer observation with light sheets along three directions for tracer particles observation, in a FOV of 10 X 10 cm2 maximum. The optics will be arranged in various exchangeable modules to attain flexibility for instrument upgrading and ease of maintenance. The selected optical techniques for the diagnostics are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2210, Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188090
Show Author Affiliations
Deen van den Assem, National Aerospace Lab. NLR (Netherlands)
A. J. Kramer, National Aerospace Lab. NLR (Netherlands)
M. Briccarello, Alenia Spazio SpA (Italy)
M. Capuano, Alenia Spazio SpA (Italy)
Filomena Solitro, Alenia Spazio SpA (Italy)
R. Haugstaetter, Dornier GmbH/DASA (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2210:
Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics
Thierry M. Dewandre; Joachim J. Schulte-in-den-Baeumen; Emmanuel Sein, Editor(s)

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