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High temperature optical fiber sensor for atmospheric reentry
Author(s): E. Haddad; R. V. Kruzelecky; K. Tagziria; B. Aissa; Iain McKenzie; A. Guelhan; J.-M. Muylaert; Mert Celinkin; David Barba

Paper Abstract

Atmospheric reentry transition is produced at hypersonic velocity and is accompanied by a sharp excessive heat load for a few minutes, on the exposed materials, leading to a temperature increase of more than 1000°C. MPBC developed optical fiber sensors for such temperatures with special packaging optimizing between protective capability and fast thermal conductivity. The fiber sensors were calibrated with thermocouples first using standard oven, then with stationary plasma at Von Karman Institute (Belgium) followed by a test within a wind tunnel (1000°C, 8 Mach number) at DLR-Cologne.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105620Z (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296185
Show Author Affiliations
E. Haddad, MPB-Communications (Canada)
R. V. Kruzelecky, MPB Communications Inc. (Canada)
K. Tagziria, MPB-Communications (Canada)
B. Aissa, MPB-Communications (Canada)
INRS-EMT (Canada)
Iain McKenzie, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
A. Guelhan, DLR (Germany)
J.-M. Muylaert, VonKarmen Institute (Belgium)
Mert Celinkin, INRS-EMT (Canada)
David Barba, INRS-EMT (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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