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Diagnostics of thermal plasma flow using intelligent systems
Author(s): Helen H. Chen; Tin M. Aye; Vernon A. Brown; Gajendra D. Savant
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Paper Abstract

We describe here a multifunctional plasma diagnostic (MFPD) device being developed by Physical Optics Corporation using interferometry and spectroscopic techniques, along with an intelligent software package. The MFPD can provide a non- contact diagnosis of plasma density profile, temperature profile, and ionic species of plasmas. High-speed data processing is accomplished through automatic data acquisition hardware and an intelligent software package, which contains two major parts: (1) a genetic-algorithm- based, fast-evolved phase profile fitting program, and (2) an intelligent neural network spectral feature recognition and plasma classification routine. The integrated MFPD is user-friendly, real-time, simple to operate, and applicable to industrial environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3172, Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293404
Show Author Affiliations
Helen H. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Vernon A. Brown, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3172:
Optical Technology in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow III
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger; Masaaki Kawahashi, Editor(s)

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