Analysis of a Two-Dimensional Laminar Rate Sensor.
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE
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The report presents a theoretical analysis of two-dimensional laminar jet rate sensor performance. These systems require small, inexpensive, rugged fluidic sensors with low power consumption, low noise, and low sensitivity to environmental disturbances. The analysis makes use of a solution to a submerged jet in a quiescent medium and adapts it with simplifying assumptions to a rotating receiver. The results predict the effects of sensor length, receiver spacing, nozzle dimensions, Reynolds number, and angular rate on sensor output. Optimized performance curves are presented for some typical geometries.
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