Vector velocimeter

Steen Grüner Hanson (Inventor), Michael Linde Jakobsen (Inventor), Theis Faber Quist Iversen (Inventor), Peter John Rodrigo (Inventor), Christian Pedersen (Inventor)

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    The present invention relates to a compact, reliable and low-cost vector velocimeter for example for determining velocities of particles suspended in a gas or fluid flow, or for determining velocity, displacement, rotation, or vibration of a solid surface, the vector velocimeter comprising a laser assembly for emission of a measurement beam for illumination of an object in a measurement volume with coherent light whereby a signal beam emanating from the object in the measurement volume is formed in response to illumination of the object by the measurement beam, a reference beam generator for generation of a reference beam, a detector system comprising a first detector arrangement arranged in such a way that the signal beam and the reference beam are incident upon the first detector arrangement with the reference beam propagating at an angle relative to a signal beam, and wherein the first detector array comprises a first detector array of first detector elements, each of the first detector elements converting the intensity of the interfering signal beam and reference beam incident thereupon into a corresponding electronic detector element signal thereby generating an oscillating electronic detector element signal when the fringe pattern formed by the interfering signal beam and reference beam moves across the first detector array; and a signal processor that is adapted for generation of a velocity signal corresponding to a first velocity component of movement of the object in the measurement volume in the longitudinal direction of the measurement volume based on the electronic detector element signals from each of the first detector elements.

    Original languageEnglish
    IPCG01B9/02; G01B9/025; G01S17/58; G01S7/481
    Patent numberWO2012019871
    Filing date16/02/2012
    Country/TerritoryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Priority date09/08/2010
    Priority numberEP20100172261
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Bibliographical note

    Also published as: EP2603811 (A1) EP2603811 (B1) US2013222786 (A1) US9285385 (B2)


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