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Laboratory of Methods and Technologies for Observations and Measurements<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/1280px-Very_Light_Jet_Simulator.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/research-infrastructures/methods-and-technologies-for-observations-and-measurements/Laboratory of Methods and Technologies for Observations and MeasurementsLaboratory of Methods and Technologies for Observations and Measurements<h3>Description and operational capabilities</h3><p> </p><p>The laboratory is able to design, implement, qualify and integrate innovative and unconventional measurement systems for specific theoretical and experimental objectives as well as it is able to support specific diagnostic needs dedicated to the wind tunnel test articles and experimental flying vehicles and payloads. The laboratory is also able to carry out the mechanical characterization and microstructural analysis of materials and coatings used in the aeronautic and aerospace fields. </p><p>In addition to the experimental capabilities, the expertise and competences are also devoted to the numerical-experimental correlation in order to validate the results and/or the physical models and measure derived quantities.</p><p>The laboratory is equipped with various facilities and systems, and advanced diagnostic, and other advanced and complex instrumentation is ready to be acquired. It is also under definition the study and develop, as part of the metrology lab, of new techniques and measurement and calibration processes,in addition to the institutional role consisting in the verification of the accuracies of all measurements and sensors performed in the whole CIRA facilities and used for analyses and findings in the experimental campaigns and contributing to official test reports.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The laboratory is based on the expertise and activities developed at CIRA in past years. <br> It is involved in new activities and developments in various international programs in aviation and aerospace as well as in support of the experimental activities of major CIRA test facilities (PWT, IWT, LISA) and in the frame of  the main national aeronautical and aerospace PRO.RA projects (USV, UAV, SHS, ICCS, SMAF, SMOS, HYPROB, etc.).</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><br> </span></p><h3><span lang="EN-GB">Technical Features</span></h3><p> </p><p> </p><p>The measurement methodologies and techniques currently under development can be addressed to the following main research area:</p><ul><li>Experimental aerodynamic<br></li><li> Ice accretion, cloud characterization, two-phases flows<br></li><li> Combustion<br></li><li> Experimental aerothermodynamic<br></li><li> Mechanical Characterization and Non-Destructive tests.<br></li><li> Metrology<br></li></ul><p> </p><br><h3>Instrumentation</h3>Lasers, Thermocameras, Ultrasound systems, Spectrographs, Calibration sources, Optical components, etc.<br> <br><h3>Measurement techniques</h3><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li> High Resolution Spontaneous Emission Spectroscopy<br></li><li> Laser Induced Fluorescence - LIF<br></li><li> Single- and Dual-Color Thermography<br></li><li> Implantation and detection of 7Be<br></li><li> CARS and DLAS spectroscopy<br></li><li> VUV - Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy<br></li><li> Measurements and characterization of high-temperature emissivity of materials<br></li><li> Measures in flame: Planar LIF and High Speed Camera Imaging<br></li><li> Calibration Techniques for temperatures, pressures, heat flow sensors<br></li><li> Mechanical characterization tests<br></li><li> Non-destructive controls by ultrasound and DIC - Digital Image Correlation<br></li><li> Fiber Optic Sensors<br></li><li> PIV - Particle Image Velocimetry and Time-Resolved PIV<br></li><li> Aerodynamic measures (Hot wire anemometry, presisoni static and dynamic, PSP)<br></li><li> Schlieren System<br></li><li> ADA - Airborn Doppler Analyzer and LDS - Laser Doppler System<br></li><li> HSI - High Speed Imaging<br></li><li> Nozzle test bench<br></li></ul><p> </p><h3>Customers:</h3><p>SoGIN – Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari <br>CAEN - Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari<br> FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler<br><strong> </strong><br></p><h3>Partners:</h3><p>CERN - Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire<br> ANU – Austalian National University<br> INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare<br> INAF- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica <br>CGT - Centro di Geo Tecnologie di Siena<br> UNIFE - Università degli studi di Ferrara <br>UNINA – Università di Napoli Federico II<br> SUN – Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli<br> UNISI - Università di Siena</p><p>The laboratory is able to design, implement, qualify and integrate innovative and unconventional measurement systems for specific theoretical and experimental objectives as well as it is able to support specific diagnostic needs dedicated to the wind tunnel test articles and experimental flying vehicles and payloads. The laboratory is also able to carry out the mechanical characterization and microstructural analysis of materials and coatings used in the aeronautic and aerospace fields.</p><p>In addition to the experimental capabilities, the expertise and competences are also devoted to the numerical-experimental correlation in order to validate the results and/or the physical models and measure derived quantities.</p><p>The laboratory is equipped with various facilities and systems, and advanced diagnostic, and other advanced and complex instrumentation is ready to be acquired. It is also under definition the study and develop, as part of the metrology lab, of new techniques and measurement and calibration processes,in addition to the institutional role consisting in the verification of the accuracies of all measurements and sensors performed in the whole CIRA facilities and used for analyses and findings in the experimental campaigns and contributing to official test reports.</p><p><span lang="EN-US">The laboratory is based on the expertise and activities developed at CIRA in past years. It is involved in new activities and developments in various international programs in aviation and aerospace as well as in support of the experimental activities of major CIRA test facilities (PWT, IWT, LISA) and in the frame of  the main national aeronautical and aerospace PRO.RA projects (USV, UAV, SHS, ICCS, SMAF, SMOS, HYPROB, etc.).</span></p><div><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height:15.69px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span> </div><p>The measurement methodologies and techniques currently under development can be addressed to the following main research area:</p><ul><li>Experimental aerodynamic</li><li> Ice accretion, cloud characterization, two-phases flows</li><li> Combustion</li><li> Experimental aerothermodynamic</li><li> Mechanical Characterization and Non-Destructive tests.</li><li> Metrology</li></ul><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Lasers, Thermocameras, Ultrasound systems, Spectrographs, Calibration sources, Optical components, etc.<br><span aria-hidden="true"></span> <br><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><ul><li> High Resolution Spontaneous Emission Spectroscopy</li><li> Laser Induced Fluorescence - LIF</li><li> Single- and Dual-Color Thermography</li><li> Implantation and detection of 7Be</li><li> CARS and DLAS spectroscopy</li><li> VUV - Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy</li><li> Measurements and characterization of high-temperature emissivity of materials</li><li> Measures in flame: Planar LIF and High Speed Camera Imaging</li><li> Calibration Techniques for temperatures, pressures, heat flow sensors</li><li> Mechanical characterization tests</li><li> Non-destructive controls by ultrasound and DIC - Digital Image Correlation</li><li> Fiber Optic Sensors</li><li> PIV - Particle Image Velocimetry and Time-Resolved PIV</li><li> Aerodynamic measures (Hot wire anemometry, presisoni static and dynamic, PSP)</li><li> Schlieren System</li><li> ADA - Airborn Doppler Analyzer and LDS - Laser Doppler System</li><li> HSI - High Speed Imaging</li><li> Nozzle test bench</li></ul><p>​<span>CERN - Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire<br> ANU – Austalian National University<br> INFN – Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare<br> INAF- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica <br>CGT - Centro di Geo Tecnologie di Siena<br> UNIFE - Università degli studi di Ferrara <br>UNINA – Università di Napoli Federico II<br> SUN – Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli<br> UNISI - Università di Siena</span></p><p>​<span>SoGIN – Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari <br>CAEN - Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari<br> FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler</span></p>

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