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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7050–7064

Numerical and experimental validation of a three-dimensional combustion diagnostic based on tomographic chemiluminescence

Weiwei Cai, Xuesong Li, Fei Li, and Lin Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7050-7064 (2013)

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Three-dimensional (3D) measurements are highly desirable both for fundamental combustion research and practical monitoring and control of combustion systems. This work discusses a 3D diagnostic based on tomographic chemiluminescence (TC) to address this measurement need. The major contributions of this work are threefold. First, a hybrid algorithm is developed to solve the 3D TC problem. The algorithm was demonstrated in extensive tests, both numerical and experimental, to yield 3D reconstruction with high fidelity. Second, an experimental approach was designed to enable quantifiable metrics for examining key aspects of the 3D TC technique, including its spatial resolution and reconstruction accuracy. Third, based on the reconstruction algorithm and experimental results, we investigated the effects of the view orientations. The results suggested that for an unknown flame, it is better to use projections measured from random orientations than restricted orientations (e.g., coplanar orientations). These findings are expected to provide insights to the fundamental capabilities of the TC technique, and also to facilitate its practical application.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics

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Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Weiwei Cai, Xuesong Li, Fei Li, and Lin Ma, "Numerical and experimental validation of a three-dimensional combustion diagnostic based on tomographic chemiluminescence," Opt. Express 21, 7050-7064 (2013)

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