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Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This thesis investigates the use of hot-film thermal anemometers to align a plate on a wind tunnel at Hill Air Force Base that is used to calibrate Angle of Attack Transmitters on F-16s. A reoccuring problem with this wind tunnel is that no two instruments can verify an angle reading of the the mounting plate for the Angle of Attack Transmitters to the air stream in the wind tunnel. Multiple thermal anemometer calibration methods, such as Jorgensen’s equation and a look-up table are implemented to attemp to achieve consistent measurements between multiple probes. The results show that it is neccessary to have conditions match between calibration and measurement when attempting to achieve high accuracy with angle measurements.
Jackson, Dallin L., "Calibration of Hot-Film X-Probes for High Accuracy Angle Alignment in Wind Tunnels" (2019). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7520.