Rayleigh imaging and flow tagging in ground test facilities Conference Paper uri icon


  • The authors present preliminary results on the application of ultraviolet Rayleigh imaging and RELIEF flow tagging to a high Reynolds number, Mach 3 blow-down air facility at Princeton University's Gas Dynamics Laboratory. RELIEF tagging was accomplished using stimulated Raman scattering to vibrationally excite oxygen molecules. Examples include instantaneous images of boundary-layer structure and shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, as well as very recent results of flow tagging velocity measurements in the free-stream and boundary-layer regions of this facility. The future implementation of filtered Rayleigh scattering is also discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Miles, R., Lempert, W. R., Zhang, B., Forkey, J., & Glesk, I.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Miles, R||Lempert, WR||Zhang, B||Forkey, J||Glesk, I