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Recent measurements of aero-optical effects caused by subsonic boundary layers
Author(s): Adam E. Smith; Stanislav Gordeyev; Eric J. Jumper
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Paper Abstract

Results of recent experimental measurements of aero-optical distortions caused by turbulent boundary layers at subsonic speeds M=0.4..0.6 are presented. Measurements were performed using a high-speed Shack-Hartmann sensor to collect instantaneous wavefronts with high spatial and temporal resolution, accompanied by wavefront measurements with a Malley probe. Effects of different aperture sizes on levels of aero-optical aberrations and detailed statistical analysis of spatial and temporal spectra of aero-optical distortions for both wavefront sensors are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8395, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, 83950C (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923077
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Adam E. Smith, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)
Stanislav Gordeyev, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)
Eric J. Jumper, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8395:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI
William E. Thompson; Paul F. McManamon, Editor(s)

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