19 November 1980 Optical Measurements And Tests Performed In A Low-Gravity Environment
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Proceedings Volume 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959566
Event: 1980 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1980, Huntsville, United States
Shadowgraph and schlieren techniques have been used on board the NASA KC-135 low-gravity simulation aircraft to measure gravity-related fluid flow occurring in various experimental configurations. These configurations included cooled and solidified ammonium chloride and water, electrodeposited cobalt in CoSO4 solution, and immiscible and crystalmelt solutions. Hardware tests have also been performed for such critical optical system components as lasers and spatial filters to determine their performance and operation under low-gravity conditions. These test results will be used in the design of the various future Shuttle experiments which will utilize advanced optical measurement techniques. The design and configuration of the optical systems used to make these measurements and tests are presented, and the performance and operation of these systems and their components under low-gravity conditions are discussed. Some preliminary results are included.
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Robert B. Owen, Robert B. Owen, "Optical Measurements And Tests Performed In A Low-Gravity Environment", Proc. SPIE 0255, Practical Electro-Optical Instruments and Techniques, (19 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959566; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959566


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