Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues
Scharring, Stefan and Eckel, Hans-Albert and Röser, Hans-Peter and Sinko, John Elihu and Sasoh, Akihiro
Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues.
In: International Symposium on High Power Laser Ablation 2010, 1278, pp. 780-788.
American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY.
High Power Laser Ablation 8, 18.-22. April 2010, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
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, Paper)|
|Title:||Laser Propulsion Standardization Issues|
|Authors||Institution or Email of Authors|
|Röser, Hans-Peter||Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, Universität Stuttgart|
|Sinko, John Elihu||Micro-Nano Global Center of Excellence, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya, Japan|
|Sasoh, Akihiro||Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Symposium on High Power Laser Ablation 2010|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 780-788|
|Phipps, Claude||Photonic Associates, LLC|
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY|
|Series Name:||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|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|
|Organizer:||Claude Phipps, Photonic Associates LLC|
|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|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Technical Physics|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2012 14:28|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2013 21:46|
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