Commercially available components are integrated into an assembly that can be used to measure the slosh dynamics of cryogenic liquids. The apparatus consists of a linear motion table that is properly instrumented to record high fidelity position, force, and acceleration measurements of all linear and rotation responses of the cryogenic liquid.

Due to the specific nature of the cryogenic liquids this design must handle, the innovation lies in the proper thermal isolation of mounting hardware, and the necessary insulation to keep the cryogenic fluid in the liquid state.

This work was done by Matthew Nugent of Kennedy Space Center. For more information, contact the Kennedy Space Center Technology Transfer Office at (321) 861-7158. KSC-13793


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