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Mean flow aero-optic effect of airborne optical platform
Author(s): Ming Xu; Jianzhu Zhang; Hang Dong
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Paper Abstract

The simulation of the mean flow over airborne laser fairing as well as its aero-optic analysis is presented. The simulation reveals that the aero-optic effect with respect to the mean flow strongly depends on the beam direction, and the aberration is mainly low-order effect. The thickness of mean flow around the platform is defined and estimated based on aero-optical effect. A rough estimation formula about the thickness of flow field around the platform, the platform speed, and the characteristic time of the aero-optic effect, is brought about. The calculation results verify the reliability of the rough estimation formula.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9255, XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014, 92553R (3 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2065103
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Ming Xu, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)
Jianzhu Zhang, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)
Hang Dong, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9255:
XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014
Chun Tang; Shu Chen; Xiaolin Tang, Editor(s)

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