Accession Number:

ADA109869

Title:

Nitric Oxide Measurement Study: Volume I. Optical Calibration,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

218.0

Abstract:

Calibration devices suitable for providing known amounts of nitric oxide NO at temperatures ranging from 300 K to 2000 K and pressures of 0.5 atm 50.7kPa to 2.0 atm 203kPa are described with their design considerations. Methods for confirming nitric oxide concentrations are given. The spectroscopic theory for the absorption of ultraviolet radiation in the gamma 0,0 band of nitric oxide is reviewed. Experimental values for oxcillator strengths and broadening parameters for NO with various collision partners are provided. Experimental results confirming the adequacy of a computer spectral model and, hence, the calibration are presented along with the details of the model. Finally, the results of an empirical calibration of an infrared gas correlation spectrometer are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE