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Experimental investigation of high-velocity mixing/shear layer aero-optic effects
Author(s): David A. Kalin; S. F. Mullins; Lori C. Brooks; Timothy Scott Blackwell; Daniel A. Saylor
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Paper Abstract

The growing need for computational codes to optimize windowed hypersonic vehicle designs has required a more complete understanding of aero-optical effects produced in the flight environment. Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) has determined the mixing/shear layer created by the cooling of a window on a hypersonic vehicle to be one of the largest contributors to aero-optical distortion. A novel experimental setup is currently being developed that effectively reproduces this mixing/shear layer and thus its significant aero-optical effects. In addition, various test techniques have been devised to investigate these phenomenon, as well as to produce simulated flight data required for validation of the aero-optic optimizing codes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1326, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22498
Show Author Affiliations
David A. Kalin, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
S. F. Mullins, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Lori C. Brooks, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Timothy Scott Blackwell, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1326:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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