Miles, Richard individual record

The use of lasers, electron beams, microwaves, electric discharges and magnetic devices to control, accelerate, extract power and precondition air and other gas mixtures for subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic fluid dynamics, standoff molecular detection and propulsion applications. Research is facilitated by the development of advanced laser diagnostics, which include temperature, velocity and density imaging by spectrally filtered Rayleigh scattering, molecular flow tagging by nonlinear excitation, standoff detection of selected atoms and molecules by radar scattering from laser generated ionization, and molecular detection by UV laser excited backward lasing in air. Research topics include examining microwave control of flame propagation; laser localized microwave energy addition for ignition control and lean combustion operation; stand-off detection of explosives, hazardous gases and greenhouse gases by laser/microwave techniques; flow velocity measurement by laser ionization tagged radar anemometry; molecular tagging of air and nitrogen by femtosecond laser electronic excitation; the role of high-power microwaves, nanosecond high voltage pulses, surface dielectric barrier discharges, electron beams and lasers in driving and controlling aerodynamic phenomena; MHD boundary layer control and power extraction for supersonic and hypersonic vehicle applications; magnetic and laser interactions with high speed materials; shape morphing high temperature ceramic materials for hypersonic applications; and plasma energy deposition for flow control and drag reduction for high speed vehicles.

education and training
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Academic Articles310
  • Feng, D., Goldberg, B. M., Shneider, M. N., & Miles, R. B. (2022). Optimization of Filtered Rayleigh Scattering for the Measurement of Pressure and Temperature. Combustion Science and Technology. 194(8), 1568-1586.
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  • Sahu, R., Tropina, A., Andrienko, D., & Miles, R. (2022). Cesium seeding for effective electron transpiration cooling in hypersonic flows. Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 31(3), 035001.
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  • Sahu, R., Tropina, A., & Miles, R. (2022). Isentropic plasma sheath model for improved fidelity. Physics of Plasmas. 29(4), 040701-040701.
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  • Limbach, C., & Miles, R. (2022). Simultaneous Filtered and Unfiltered Light Scattering Measurements in Laser Generated Air Sparks. Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 58,
  • Miles, R., Dogariu, A., & Dogariu, L. (2021). Localized time accurate sampling of nonequilibrium and unsteady hypersonic flows: methods and horizons. Experiments in Fluids. 62(12), 248.
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  • Dogariu, A., & Miles, R. (2018). High-Gain Air Lasing by Multiphoton Pumping of Atomic Species. Springer Series in Optical Sciences. Springer Series in Optical Sciences. 19-43. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Miles, R. B. (2012). PLANAR IMAGING OF GAS PHASE FLOWS. Flow Visualization. 107-142. IMPERIAL COLLEGE PRESS.
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  • Miles, R. B. (2002). Flow-Field Diagnostics. Jeffries, J. B., & Kohse-Höinghaus, K. (Eds.), Applied Combustion Diagnostics. 216-245. CRC Press.
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  • Noullez, A., Frisch, U., Wallace, G., Lempert, W., & Miles, R. B. (1998). Transverse Structure in Turbulent Flow Using the Relief Technique. Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications. Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications. 51-54. Springer Netherlands.
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Conference Papers576
  • Rekhy, A., Leonov, B. S., Abbasszadehrad, A., Bak, J., Creel, J., Limbach, C., & Miles, R. B. (2022). Experimental Demonstration of Dispersion of Rayleigh Brillouin Scattering from Air with an Atomic Cesium Vapor Prism Cell. AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.
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  • Pehrson, J. C., Leonov, B. S., Miles, R. B., Limbach, C., & Lakebrink, M. T. (2022). Hypersonic Tripped Boundary Layer Measurements using FLEET Velocimetry. AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.
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  • Abbasszadehrad, A., Rekhy, A., Creel, J., & Miles, R. B. (2022). Spectral Effects of Forward Finite Solid Angle Collection for Brillouin Scattering. AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.
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  • Sahu, R., Tropina, A., & Miles, R. B. (2022). Collisional plasma sheath effects on thermionic electron emission. AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum.
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  • Shashurin, A., Shneider, M. N., Dogariu, A., Miles, R. B., Stepp, M. A., & Keidar, M. (2022). Physical and biological aspects of cold plasma jet interaction with tissue. APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting Abstracts. 51, NP8-039.
Repository Documents / Preprints2
  • Giffin, A., Shneider, M., Kalra, C. S., Ames, T. L., & Miles, R. B. (2010). Effects of a Conducting Sphere Moving Through a Gradient Magnetic Field.
  • Rich, J. W., & Miles, R. B. (2020). Plasma Ramparts Using Metastable Molecules.
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Texas A&M University; Aerospace Engineering; 3141 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3141