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Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues

Scharring, Stefan and Eckel, Hans-Albert and Röser, Hans-Peter and Sinko, John Elihu and Sasoh, Akihiro (2010) Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY. High Power Laser Ablation 8, 18.-22. April 2010, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

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It is a relevant issue in the research on laser propulsion that experimental results are treated seriously and that meaningful scientific comparison is possible between groups using different equipment and measurement techniques. However, critical aspects of experimental measurements are sparsely addressed in the literature. In addition, few studies so far have the benefit of independent confirmation by other laser propulsion groups. In this paper, we recommend several approaches towards standardization of published laser propulsion experiments. Such standards are particularly important for the measurement of laser ablation pulse energy, laser spot area, imparted impulse or thrust, and mass removal during ablation. Related examples are presented from experiences of an actual scientific cooperation between NU and DLR. On the basis of a given standardization, researchers may better understand and contribute their findings more clearly in the future, and compare those findings confidently with those already published in the laser propulsion literature. Relevant ISO standards are analyzed, and revised formats are recommended for application to laser propulsion studies.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Scharring, Stefanstefan.scharring@dlr.de
Eckel, Hans-Alberthans-albert.eckel@dlr.de
Röser, Hans-PeterInstitut für Raumfahrtsysteme, Universität Stuttgart
Sinko, John ElihuMicro-Nano Global Center of Excellence, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya, Japan
Sasoh, AkihiroDepartment of Aerospace Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Phipps, ClaudePhotonic Associates, LLC
Publisher:American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY
Keywords:Laser ablation, Laser beam characterization, Impulse measurement, Laser propulsion, Standardization
Event Title:High Power Laser Ablation 8
Event Location:Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18.-22. April 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics
Deposited By: Stefan Scharring
Deposited On:17 May 2010 10:27
Last Modified:09 Aug 2013 11:53

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