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Use Of Infrared Imagery In Continuous Flow Wind Tunnels
Author(s): D. W. Stallings; R. G. Whetsel
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Paper Abstract

Thermal mapping with infrared imagery is a very useful test technique in continuous flow wind tunnels. Convective-heating patterns over large areas of a model can be obtained through remote sensing of the surface temperature. A system has been developed at AEDC which uses a commercially available infrared scanning camera to produce these heat-transfer maps. In addition to the camera, the system includes video monitors, an analog tape recording, an analog-to-digital converter, a digitizer control, and two minicomputers. This paper will describe the individual components, data reduction techniques, and typical applications. *

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0371, Thermosense V, (21 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934481
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D. W. Stallings, Calspan Field Services, Inc. (United States)
R. G. Whetsel, Calspan Field Services, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0371:
Thermosense V
George E. Courville, Editor(s)

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