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Electro-Optically Slaved, Forward-Scatter Receiver/Traverse System For Laser Velocimetry*
Author(s): F L Crosswy; P M Sherrouse
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Paper Abstract

Electro-optical position sensing and position control system techniques have been combined to precisely couple the 2-axis motions of a slave traverse system to the 2-axis motions of a master traverse system. This scheme is used to implement a laser Doppler velocimeter (LDV) optical system in the forward-scatter configuration. The slaved traverse approach is useful for LDV applications in large aerodynamic or aeropropulsion testing facilities where a yoke assembly for diametrically positioning the LDV transmitter and receiver may be impractical. The slaved traverse system has, to date, been used successfully for LDV measurements in a large transonic wind tunnel and a large supersonic wind tunnel at AEDC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0788, Flow Visualization and Aero-Optics in Simulated Environments, (24 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940709
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F L Crosswy, Calspan Corporation/AEDC Division (United States)
P M Sherrouse, Calspan Corporation/AEDC Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0788:
Flow Visualization and Aero-Optics in Simulated Environments
H. Thomas Bentley, Editor(s)

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