Accession Number:

ADA230673

Title:

Prototype Development of an Infrared Thermal Topographic Analysis System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 24 Sep 1987-24 Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

Innovative computational analysis methods and image processing techniques were combined with a commercially available infrared IR thermal imaging video system to produce complete surface thermographic data of a ramjet combustor configuration. The components of the data analysis system, the data-reduction procedures, and typical test data are presented. Data precision and the limitations of the infrared system are discussed. Unique capabilities of the system included continuous infrared color or gray-scale video monitoring of a heated test article, full-frame video digitizing and image enhancement on infrared thermal images, and computer processing to produce complete surface three-dimensional thermal topographic data plots of a heated combustor under actual operating conditions. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE