Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

NASA Detector Could Help Prevent Gas Explosions

Photonics Spectra
Mar 1997
Researchers at NASA Langley Research Center have developed an optical flameout detection system for monitoring the combustor in the research center's propulsion test air tunnel. The fast-responding (less than 100 ms) detection process monitors light in spectral bands between 200 and 600 nm with two independent photomultiplier tube optical detectors. Light produced by the combustion process is optically coupled to the detectors through a pair of 20-ft-long, 0.0626-in.-diameter fiber optic probes. NASA is seeking partners in industry to apply the technology to detecting pilot lights, welding flames and furnace burners.

industrialResearch & TechnologySensors & DetectorsTech Pulse

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.