In-Flight Measurements on Hypersonic Vehicles

Our group develops sensors and techniques to perform in-flight measurements on hypersonic vehicles. We developed the successful diode laser absorption spectroscopy-based intake flow sensor for the SCRAMSPACE project. We have measured heating distributions on a number of the flight vehicles in the HIFiRE program. We are currently developing instrumentation that is capable of mapping heating and fluid-thermal-structural interactions on-board the European led HEXAFLY-International flight test.