MEASURING TECHNIQUES APPLIED IN DETERMINING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN MHD AUGMENTED SHOCK TUNNEL.
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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
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The determination of the detailed performance of an MHD augmented high enthalpy shock tunnel required the simultaneous measurement of a large number of aerodynamic, electrical, and electromagnetic parameters in a test time interval of the order of several hundred microseconds. An extensive measuring system was set-up, evaluated and in now being used to acquire facility performance data. This paper describes this measuring system, discusses the modifications and adaptations applied to make the various components of the system operable and compatible, and gives illustrative examples of the performance of the system.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods