Determination of the frequency response of constant-temperature hot-wire anemometers is needed for measurements of high frequency turbulent fluctuations or when the bridge cannot be well adjusted because of too short a testing time. A method is proposed to determine the complete transfer function of a constant-temperature anemometer bridge in several milliseconds by means of an electrical test. The frequency response is used to perform postcorrection of the data, which enables the measurement of turbulent quantities at frequencies higher than the cut-off frequency of the system, when the bridge adjustment is not optimum. The technique, which is tested in the free stream of a supersonic wind tunnel at M=2.5, also enables a accurate estimation of the signal to noise ratio.

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