Development of Filtered Rayleigh Scattering Velocimetry for Wind Tunnel Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36269
Amount: $99,574.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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3845 Woodhurst Court, Beavercreek, OH, 45430
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Campbell D Carter Phd
 (937) 255-8704
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Research Institution
The proposed SBIR research targets the development of a Filtered-Rayleigh Scattering (FRS) velocimetry systrm for the study of unsteady aerodynamics. During Phase I a two-component FRS velocimetry system will be contructed. Enhaqncements will be made to the 1) hardware: improved iodine filter, frequency-stabilized laser, scientific-grade high-resolution cameras, packaged receiving optics, 2) software: data evaluation during acquisition, automated image alignment and intensity calibration, in situ filter absorption-profile calibration, online error evaluation, and 3) verification using PIV in a simple axisymmetric jet. Strengths and weaknesses of the prototype system will be assessed. If development efforts are skuccessful, and time permits, the system will be incorporated into the Subsonic Aerodynamic Research Tunnel at Wright Laboratory.

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