STP1454: Optical Techniques for Viewing Oxygen System Fires

    Gallus, TD
    Chemical Engineer, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., NASA Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, NM

    Smith, SR
    Mechanical Engineer, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., NASA Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, NM

    Stoltzfus, JM
    Mechanical Engineer, NASA Laboratories Office, NASA Johnson Space Center White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, NM

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 2003


    Abstract

    White Sands Test Facility has developed several techniques for viewing events inside oxygen systems. In addition, several existing techniques have been refined and customized for this application. Successive refinements and layering of techniques are described. The use of high-speed video is discussed. Techniques for laser illumination and laser bandpass filtering are described. In addition, a still photography method for recording external fire events is described. Finally, a method for temperature mapping in a flowing gas system is described. Applications of all techniques are described.

    Keywords:

    optical techniques, high-speed video, laser illumination, laser line filtering, phased laser scanning


    Paper ID: STP11598S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11598S


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