Rayleigh imaging and flow tagging in ground test facilities

R Miles, W. Lempert, B. Zhang, J Forkey, Ivan Glesk

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The authors present preliminary results on the application of ultraviolet Rayleigh imaging and RELIEF flow tagging to a high Reynolds number, Mach 3 blow-down air facility at Princeton University's Gas Dynamics Laboratory. RELIEF tagging was accomplished using stimulated Raman scattering to vibrationally excited oxygen molecules. Examples include instantaneous images of boundary-layer structure and shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, as well as results of flow tagging velocity measurements in the free-stream and boundary-layer regions of this facility. The future implementation of filtered Rayleigh scattering is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Instrumentation in Aerospace Simulation Facilities, 1991
Subtitle of host publicationICIASF '91 Record
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 1991


  • filtered Rayleigh scattering
  • RELIEF flow tagging
  • Mach 3 blow-down air facility
  • stimulated Raman scattering
  • flow tagging

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