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Wave Propagation Through Inhomogeneities With Applications to Novel Sensing TechniquesThe paper describes phenomena observed as a result of laser pencil beam interactions with abrupt interfaces including aerodynamic shocks. Based on these phenomena, a novel flow visualization technique based on a laser scanning pencil beam is introduced. The technique reveals properties of light interaction with interfaces including aerodynamic shocks that are not seen using conventional visualization. Various configurations of scanning beam devices including those with no moving parts, as well as results of "proof-of-concept" tests, are included.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Adamovsky, G.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tokars, R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Varga, D.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Floyd B.
(Sierra Lobo, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2008
Subject Category
Avionics And Aircraft Instrumentation
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper-2008-255
Meeting Information
Meeting: 46th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit
Location: Reno, NV
Country: United States
Start Date: January 7, 2008
End Date: January 10, 2008
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 599489.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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