Combustion Imaging Using Fluorescence and Elastic Scattering

  • Randy J. Locke
  • Yolanda R. Hicks
  • Robert C. Anderson


The reduction of airborne pollutants, particularly greenhouse gases, is a major issue affecting governments around the world. Increasingly stringent international restrictions and regulations target NOx (oxides of nitrogen) reductions, including nitric oxide (NO), the major constituent of NOx. Ground-based power plants, including automobiles, are major producers of NOx in the lowest part of the atmosphere; in the mid-troposphere, airplanes are the major contributors. Many countries now assess landing fees based on the amount of NO, carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons and other pollutants generated by aircraft. There is thus a strong commercial incentive for the aviation industry to produce “cleaner” engines.


Equivalence Ratio Laser Sheet Spray Angle Fuel Spray Flame Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Randy J. Locke
    • 1
  • Yolanda R. Hicks
    • 2
  • Robert C. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.QSS Group, Inc.USA
  2. 2.National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research CenterUSA

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