Applicability of Infrared Scanning Cameras for Thermal Vacuum Testing in the 12V and Mark I Chambers
Final rept. 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1975
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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The results of a study defining the applicability of infrared scanning cameras for thermal vacuum testing in the Aerospace Chamber 12V and the Aerospace Environmental Center Mark I are presented. The infrared IR cameras were studied as an alternative or complement to the use of thermocouples for detecting test model hotspots or temperature maps. The infrared background noise sources of the chambers are defined along with their impact upon the cameras performance and temperature-measuring accuracy. The infrared cameras are shown to be compatible with the SDS 9300 computer for digitizing and storing the camera data.