Working towards cleaner air travel: the technology behind the FLITES project

David Wilson, Gordon Samuel Humphries, Thomas Benoy, Michael Lengden, Walter Johnstone, Alex Tsekenis, Edward Fisher, Andrea Chigine, Hugh McCann, Yutong Feng, Johan Nilsson, Paul Wright, David McCormick, Krikor Ozanyan, Victor Archilla Prat, Mark Johnson, John Black

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Abstract

With greater restrictions on airborne pollutants the aerospace industry is working towards the reduction in emission through the introduction of alternative fuels and improved engine efficiency. Another key target for the industry is cost reduction in emissions testing combined with improved measurement accuracy of pollutant species. This can be achieved by replacing the current extractive sampling systems with in-situ species concentration monitoring using optical diagnostic techniques. The Fibre Laser Imaging of Turbine Exhaust Species project brings together the Universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Southampton and Manchester and industrial partners Rolls-Royce, Shell and INTA. One of the aims of this project is to produce a 2-dimensional tomographic map of the engine exhaust based on the concentration and temperature of CO2. This has required significant development, including an innovative optical distribution network, a complex data acquisition system and novel signal processing techniques. In this paper the current status of the CO2 imaging system is presented, which uses the 2f/1f normalisation technique developed by the Hanson group (need ref). This includes validation tests of CO2 concentration and plume temperature on a small turbofan engine at the Rolls-Royce facility in East Kilbride, Scotland, that shows a high degree of correlation to engine thrust. The first data from ‘phantom’ tests at the test facility at INTA, Madrid are also shown, where CO2 concentration from a controlled emission source is mapped using a complex beam configuration. Finally, the overall status of the full 126 beam imaging system will be presented.

Conference

ConferenceFLAIR 2016 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research
CountryFrance
CityAix-Les-Bain
Period12/09/1616/09/16

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Air cleaners
Imaging systems
Engines
Turbofan engines
Exhaust systems (engine)
Aerospace industry
Alternative fuels
Fiber lasers
Test facilities
Cost reduction
Electric power distribution
Data acquisition
Signal processing
Turbines
Sampling
Imaging techniques
Temperature
Monitoring
Testing
Industry

Keywords

  • cleaner air travel
  • aerospace industry
  • engine exhaust

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Wilson, D., Humphries, G. S., Benoy, T., Lengden, M., Johnstone, W., Tsekenis, A., ... Black, J. (2016). Working towards cleaner air travel: the technology behind the FLITES project. FLAIR 2016 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, Aix-Les-Bain, France.
Wilson, David ; Humphries, Gordon Samuel ; Benoy, Thomas ; Lengden, Michael ; Johnstone, Walter ; Tsekenis, Alex ; Fisher, Edward ; Chigine, Andrea ; McCann, Hugh ; Feng, Yutong ; Nilsson, Johan ; Wright, Paul ; McCormick, David ; Ozanyan, Krikor ; Archilla Prat, Victor ; Johnson, Mark ; Black, John. / Working towards cleaner air travel : the technology behind the FLITES project. FLAIR 2016 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, Aix-Les-Bain, France.
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Working towards cleaner air travel : the technology behind the FLITES project. / Wilson, David; Humphries, Gordon Samuel; Benoy, Thomas; Lengden, Michael; Johnstone, Walter; Tsekenis, Alex; Fisher, Edward; Chigine, Andrea; McCann, Hugh ; Feng, Yutong; Nilsson, Johan; Wright, Paul; McCormick, David; Ozanyan, Krikor; Archilla Prat, Victor ; Johnson, Mark; Black, John.

2016. FLAIR 2016 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, Aix-Les-Bain, France.

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Wilson D, Humphries GS, Benoy T, Lengden M, Johnstone W, Tsekenis A et al. Working towards cleaner air travel: the technology behind the FLITES project. 2016. FLAIR 2016 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, Aix-Les-Bain, France.