30 September 1994 Preview of a modular surface light scattering instrument with autotracking optics
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NASA's Advanced Technology Development (ATD) program is sponsoring the development of a new generation of surface light scattering hardware. This instrument is designed to noninvasively measure the surface response function of liquids over a wide range of operating conditions while automatically compensating for a sloshing surface. The surface response function can be used to compute surface tension, properties of monolayers present, viscosity, surface tension gradient and surface temperature. The instrument uses optical and electronic building blocks developed for the laser light scattering program at NASA Lewis along with several unique surface light scattering components. The emphasis of this paper is the compensation for bulk surface motion (slosh). Some data processing background information is also included.
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William V. Meyer, William V. Meyer, Padetha Tin, Padetha Tin, J. Adin Mann, J. Adin Mann, H. Michael Cheung, H. Michael Cheung, Richard B. Rogers, Richard B. Rogers, Lars Lading, Lars Lading, } "Preview of a modular surface light scattering instrument with autotracking optics", Proc. SPIE 2210, Space Optics 1994: Space Instrumentation and Spacecraft Optics, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188088; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.188088


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