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Plume Radiation Measurements In A Space Simulation Chamber
Author(s): H. E. Scott; J. G. Pipes; J. A. Roux; C. S. Weller; C. B. Opal
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Paper Abstract

Substantial progress has been made toward the development and application of fast instrumentation for multispectral plume radiation measurements in high altitude simulation facilities. Fast instrumentation permits short duration testing which in turn reduces the heat load and minimizes the chamber recovery time without the addition of costly pumps. Required measurements include the spatial and spectral distribution of plume radiation from the vacuum UV through the IR. Although several instruments are still in the development stage, at this time we are reporting on the successful application of four instruments: an electronographic camera was used to obtain vacuum UV plume images for the first time; mid UV spectral emission data were obtained with a 1/8-meter Ebert-Fastie spectrometer; a thermal imaging camera provided IR spatial images of the plume in four different spectral bands: and a rapid scan Michelson interferometer acquired IR emission spectra. All these measurements were accomplished within a 1-2 sec engine firing time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0156, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV, (12 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956778
Show Author Affiliations
H. E. Scott, Arnold Engineering Development Center (United States)
J. G. Pipes, Arnold Engineering Development Center (United States)
J. A. Roux, Arnold Engineering Development Center (United States)
C. S. Weller, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
C. B. Opal, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0156:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology IV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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