Fibre optic probe for gas total temperature measurement in turbomachinery

Steve Kidd, J. S. Barton, P. Meredith, J. D C Jones, M. A. Cherrett, K. S. Chana

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This paper describes the design, operation, construction and demonstration of a new type of high bandwidth unsteady temperature sensor based on fibre optics, and capable of operating in a high speed multi-stage research compressor with flow representative of jet engine conditions. The sensing element is an optical coating of zinc selenide deposited on the end of an optical fibre. During evaluation in aerodynamic testing, a 1 K gas temperature resolution was demonstrated at 9.6 kHz and an upper bandwidth limit of 36 kHz achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition - Hague, Neth
Duration: 13 Jun 199416 Jun 1994


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