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Diode laser sensors for aeropropulsion testing and control
Author(s): Mark G. Allen; Michael F. Miller; David M. Sonnenfroh; Bernard L. Upschulte
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Paper Abstract

New sensor concepts base don rapidly tunable, room- temperature diode laser absorption are being developed for a variety of aeropropulsion testing and control applications. The sensors are compact, rugged, capable of remote operation, and sensitive to a number of important control parameters. This paper describes recent progress in the development of three specific sensor platforms: inlet air mass flux for in-flight aeroengine control; simultaneous density, temperature, and velocity measurements in high- speed propulsion test facilities; and multi-species emissions monitoring. The measurement principles and system architectures are reviewed, along with sample laboratory and field test data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1999
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3535, Advanced Sensors and Monitors for Process Industries and the Environment, (22 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337485
Show Author Affiliations
Mark G. Allen, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Michael F. Miller, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
David M. Sonnenfroh, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Bernard L. Upschulte, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3535:
Advanced Sensors and Monitors for Process Industries and the Environment
Wim A. de Groot, Editor(s)

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