Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 3–10 | Cite as

Instantaneous, three-component planar Doppler velocimetry using imaging fibre bundles

  • D. S. Nobes
  • H. D. Ford
  • R. P. Tatam


This paper describes a planar Doppler velocimetry (PDV) technique that is capable of measuring the three, instantaneous and time average components of velocity over two spatial dimensions using a single pair of signal and reference cameras. The three views required to obtain three-component velocity information are guided from the collection optics to a single imaging plane using flexible fibre imaging bundles. These are made up of a coherent array of single fibres and are combined at one end as the input plane to the measurement head. Measurements of the velocity field of a rotating disk are used in the development of the technique and initial results of the instantaneous velocity field of a jet are presented.


Reference Image Laser Frequency Scattered Signal Laser Speckle Instantaneous Velocity Field 
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The work was funded by Engineering and Physical Research Sciences (EPSRC) UK, and The Royal Society (UK).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Optical Sensors Group, School of EngineeringCranfield UniversityCranfieldUK

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