Accession Number : AD0816056

Title :   AERONAUTICAL APPLICATIONS OF HOLOGRAPHIC INTERFEROMETRY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Holds, James Howard

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The advent of holography and the laser as an extremely intense, coherent light source has opened new dimensions in interferometric techniques. Precision optics are not required, alignment is not a critical factor, and three-dimensional interferograms of a flow field are obtainable. These are only a few of the advantages that stand out over present day interferometers. A brief outline of the holographic interferometric process and its capabilities is presented here. A detailed exposition of the continuous reconstruction beam technique is given from experience gained with such a device in the Department of Aeronautics of the Naval Postgraduate School. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING SYSTEMS), OPTICAL IMAGES, INTERFERENCE, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, SHOCK WAVES, FLOW FIELDS, TEST EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Holography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE