2017 Volume 37 Issue 147 Pages 4-10
Authors outlined the hardware for the pressure and temperature measurements using fluorescence or luminescence. There are several varieties of measurement methods in the pressure sensitive paint (PSP) and temperature sensitive paint (TSP). However, following items are indispensable, i.e., the fluorescence, luminescence molecules as sensor materials, the light sources to excite the molecules, the sensor such as camera to acquire visualization images, measurement objects with paints. At first, authors introduced concepts of measurement methods. Then, authors introduced a recent development trend of a camera, focusing on a dynamic range in particular. The laser emission diode (LED), laser and several light sources were briefly shown. The preparation methods of coated surface, systems to evaluate the surface were also introduced.