Electro-Optical Imaging and Sensing

Our team designs, builds, and deciphers prototype sensors and algorithms that enable our customers to turn a wide variety of light spectra into usable data.


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Dr. Bridget Tannian

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    The accurate numerical prediction of gas flows within micro-nozzles can help evaluate the performance and enable the design of optimal configurations for micro-propulsion systems. Viscous effects within the large boundary layers can have a strong impact on the nozzle performance. Furthermore, the variation in collision length scales from continuum to rarefied preclude the use of continuum-based computational fluid dynamics.

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  • A compact, thermal-infrared spectral imager for chemical-specific detection

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  • Infrared transform spectral imager

    A dispersive transform spectral imager named FAROS (FAst Reconfigurable Optical Sensor) has been developed for high frame rate, moderate-to-high resolution hyperspectral imaging. A programmable digital micromirror array (DMA) modulator makes it possible to adjust spectral, temporal and spatial resolution in real time to achieve optimum tradeoff for dynamic monitoring requirements.

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  • Turbine Engine Termperature Pattern Factor Control Systen Based on Fuel Modulation and Passive Optical Sensors

    We present preliminary results for a new passive optical sensor that is the basis for a temperature pattern factor control system. The sensor uses the natural combustion radiance in several spectral bands to deduce the local pre-combustion equivalence ratio, which is correlated with local combustor exit temperature. The sensor was applied in an arc-sector combustor and in a closed-loop control system in a four-way laboratory burner.

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