Laser Diagnostics Laboratory for Advanced Energy and Propulsion Research

Mechanical Science and Engineering College of Engineering University of Illinois



Mechanical Science & Engineering

The Laser Diagnostics Lab is part of the Mechanical Science and engineering Department on the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne. The labs are located in room 206 and 120 of the Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB).


MEB is a synergistic research and development center, bringing together researchers and students who are working to address today's and tomorrow's scientific challenges in various sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering.  




Laser Diagnostics Laboratory:

The laser diagnostics laboratory is equipped with a variety of laser and optical diagnostics equipment including high powered lasers and intensified CCD cameras for laser induced fluorescence (LIF) and planar LIF imaging, spectrometers for multi-spectral emission measurements, PIV laser and control system for particle tracking and velocimetry, infrared (IR) cameras IR thermometry, lasers for laser doppler velocimetry (LDV), high speed diode pumped Nd:YAG & dye lasers as well as high speed intensified CMOS cameras for KHz PLIF imaging. The experimental test rigs include an aerosol rapid compression facility, transient arc discharge plasma enhanced combustor facility, directed microwave enhanced combustor and spectroscopic measurement facility, high pressure plasma and combustion facility, as well as an array of optical internal combustion engines. A high hypersonic arc-powered wind tunnel is currently being designed and will be added to the University of Illinois aerospace flow facility.




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