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Optical Engineering

A Versatile Photo-optical Syste for the Study of Ballistic Phenomena
Author(s): Stanley D. Tanenholtz
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Paper Abstract

A photo-optical system has been developed for determining the velocity of a projectile after ta?get penetration and the simultaneous observation of ballistic phenomena. This system pro vides a wide field of view and overcomes the difficulties introduced by light from the projectile-target impact and by the pretriggering of velocity-measuring transducers by particles broken from the target. This system enables the measurement of residual velocity with an error of only 1 to 2 percent and, at the same time, permits the observation of size, shape, distribution of other particles and distortion of the projectile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1967
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 5(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7971357
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 5, Issue 2
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Stanley D. Tanenholtz, U. S. Army Natick Laboratories (United States)


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