35 Instrumentation and Photography
Includes remote sensors; measuring instruments and gages; detectors; cameras and photographic supplies; and holography. For aerial photography see 43 Earth Resources and Remote Sensing. For related information see also 06 Avionics and Aircraft Instrumentation; and 19 Spacecraft Instrumentation.
Instrumentation – The design, assemblage, arrangement, installation, and use of devices for controlling, detecting, measuring, recording, or displaying data; or supporting devices for transmitting, processing, or analyzing data. Adapted from the Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use. Wm. H. Allen, ed., 1965. NASA SP-7.
Photography – A process for recording visual images by exposing a light-sensitive substance to radiation such as visible light, infrared radiation, or x-rays. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : Design, development, installation, and use of devices for detecting, measuring, recording, telemetering, processing, or analyzing values or quantities related to aeronautical or space flight; the environment within or outside the flight vehicle; the physical operation and well being of the flight vehicle and its structure during all phases of flight; the facilities for testing and/or developing the flight vehicle; the observations and experiments performed as a result of the flight of these vehicles.
Selective Interest : Instrument design, development, and theory for other purposes that have potential aerospace applications because of advanced or unusual features, or are developed for extreme environments or unusual test conditions.
Negative Interest : Commercial off-the-shelf photographic equipment and instrument design and development for general use for artistic or commercial applications.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
ablation sensors (design and techniques)
alarm systems (design and techniques)
analyzing devices (design and techniques)
anemometers (design and techniques)
atomic clocks (design and techniques)
attitude indicators (design and techniques)
bioelectronic instruments (theory and techniques)
bioinstrumentation (theory and techniques)
biomedical instruments (theory and techniques)
Bragg cells (design and techniques)
electro-optical systems (instrumentation)
flow visualization (instrumentation)
fluid flow sensors (general)
geophysical sensors (design and techniques)
gyroscopes (design and operation)
instrument design (theory and techniques)
ion mass spectrometers
laser Doppler velocimeters
laser instruments (design and operation)
micrometeoroid sensors (instrumentation)
nondestructive testing instruments
optical imaging devices (design and techniques)
optical measuring instruments (design and techniques)
photographic processing equipment
physiological monitoring devices (theory and techniques)
precision time and time interval (PTTI)
scatterometers (design and techniques)
shock tube instruments
spectral analysis instruments
temperature measuring instruments
test facility instruments
thermocouples (design and techniques)
time measurement equipment
tomography (design and techniques)
two-gas sensors (general)
ultrasonic testing equipment
wind tunnel instruments