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Title:Evaluation of laser droppler velocimeter performance using MIE scattering theory
Author(s):Adrian, Ronald J.; Earley, Walter L.
Subject(s):Laser Doppler Velocimeter
Mie Scattering Theory
Abstract:A computer code has been developed to evaluate the performance parameters of a general fringe mode FDV, including Doppler signal strength, pedestal signal strength, and signal-to-shot noise ratio, using the Mie scattering theory for spherical scattering particles. The variable parameters in the program are the particle size and refractive index, the laser wavelength, the refractive index of the fluid surrounding the particle, the geometry of the illuminating beams, the direction of observation of the scattered light, and the size and shape of the light receiving aperture. Results are presented in the form of global maps of the SNR for all angles of observation, and expanded maps of the SNR as a function of position on a symmetrically located back scatter light receiving aperture. In addition, the effects of receiving aperture design have been investigated by calculating the total light flux through various shaped apertures as a function of aperture size. This paper originally appeared in the Proceedings of the Minnesota Symposium on Laser Anemometry, Bloomington, MN, October 22-24, 1975
Issue Date:1986-02
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 479
1986-6004
Genre:presentation / lecture / speech
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112220
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:National Science Foundation DES 74 14962 86/02
Rights Information:Copyright 1986 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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