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UCAH Seminar Series: Probing the Hypersonic Flight Environment with Ground-based Diagnostics by Dr. Brad Perfect

December 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Livermore Independent Diagnostic Scoring System (LIDSS), aka “The Livermore Navy,” is a deployable suite of rafts, UAV’s, cameras, hydrophones, and radar that is used to gather remote sensed data for flight tests. Originally founded to assess the accuracy of nuclear stockpile ICBM tests, the scope of LIDSS’ mission has grown over the last 25 years to encompass arena tests, sled tests, and hypersonic flight tests. Recent innovations have enabled LIDSS to capture stunning images of vehicles in hypersonic flight. These advancements have led to in-situ assessments for vehicles in the highest fidelity experiment possible: full scale flight tests. This seminar provides an overview of LIDSS, and the efforts that go into probing the hypersonic flight environments.

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