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A Comparison of Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) Techniques for Aerodynamic Testing at Slow Velocities
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 04, 2002 by SAE International in United States
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Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) has been used for several years by the aircraft industry in transonic wind tunnel testing where the oxygen concentrations are low and the luminescence of the paint is easily recorded. Extending PSP to slower speeds where the oxygen concentrations are closer to atmospheric conditions is much more challenging. For the past few years, work has been underway at both Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Ford Motor Company to advance PSP techniques for testing at slower speeds. The CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) provided a way for comparisons to be made of the different PSP systems that were being investigated. This paper will report on PSP tests conducted as part of the CRADA.
- Patricia B. Coleman - Ford Motor Company
- Stanley B. Wallis - Ford Motor Company
- Gary A. Dale - Air Force Research Laboratory
- Jeffrey D. Jordan - NASA Langley Research Center
- Neil Watkins - NASA Langley Research Center
- Larry Goss - Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc
- John C.P.N. Davis - Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc
- T. Mark Walter - Sverdrup Technology, Inc.
CitationColeman, P., Wallis, S., Dale, G., Jordan, J. et al., "A Comparison of Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP) Techniques for Aerodynamic Testing at Slow Velocities," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-0255, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-0255.
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