MID-INFRARED DIODE-LASER DIAGNOSTICS OF THE GAS FLOW IN HIGH-MACH-NUMBER WIND TUNNELS

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 dc.creator Hight Walker, A. R. en_US dc.creator Fraser, G. T. en_US dc.creator Plusquellic, D. F. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-15T15:43:55Z dc.date.available 2006-06-15T15:43:55Z dc.date.issued 1997 en_US dc.identifier 1997-RG-05 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/13971 dc.description Author Institution: Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology en_US dc.description.abstract A rapid-scan, lead-salt, diode-laser spectrometer has been constructed to investigate infrared active gases in high Mach number (8 - 14 ) wind tunnels for measurement of temporal temperature, pressure, and velocity profiles. The spectrometer is capable of capturing 4000 sweeps of a $0.2 cm^{-1}$ spectral window at a sampling rate of 10,000 sweeps/s with a minimum detectable fractional absorption of $\sim 1%$ per sweep. For room temperature Doppler-limited absorption by CO, this corresponds to detection sensitivity of $\sim 5 \times 10^{-4}$ Torr-cm in a $100 \mu$s. In addition to a spectral channel the 12 bit data acquisition sampling system alternately captures an etalon trace to determine scan linearity and dispersion and a standard gas trace for correcting for frequency drifts. The choice of infrared chromophore to monitor is guided by real-time collection of a sample of the flow stream followed by laboratory analysis using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Testing of the spectrometer is presently being undertaken on a Mach 8 wind tunnel. en_US dc.format.extent 123877 bytes dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg dc.language.iso English en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title MID-INFRARED DIODE-LASER DIAGNOSTICS OF THE GAS FLOW IN HIGH-MACH-NUMBER WIND TUNNELS en_US dc.type article en_US