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The design research of a spinel dome
Author(s): Hongwei Zhao; Tianjin Hou; Bin Zhu; Qiu Huang; Zhifeng Gao
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Paper Abstract

Based on the aerodynamic heating simulated results of a spinel middle-infrared (Mid IR) image guide missile dome flying at supersonic speed, a series of experiments are made and some methods of eliminating aero-heating effect are carried out successfully. First, a simulation experiment on the ground discarding an outside protective shell of a spinel dome is accomplished in order to inspect the withstanding impact ability of the dome. Second, an arc wind tunnel experiment is fulfilled to obtain thermal mechanics characteristic of the spinel dome, and a method to buildup obviously mechanics intensity is approved which is coating diamond protective layer on the external wall of the spinel dome. Third, two heated dome imaging experiments on the ground are made to study the aero-optical phenomenon. Finally, a rocket sled experiment of a guide missile head is made successfully. Experimental results show that when the guide missile head flies in a supersonic, by adjusting the frame integration time of detector etc. the aero-optic effect would decrease greatly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8193, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 81930A (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896658
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Hongwei Zhao, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Tianjin Hou, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Bin Zhu, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Qiu Huang, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Zhifeng Gao, Southwest Institute of Technical Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8193:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications

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