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Technological advances in lighting systems for high-speed photography utilizing computer-controlled power supplies and mechanical subsystems for high-intensity flicker-free light with minimal heati
Author(s): Burkhard Severon; Peter Baldwin
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Paper Abstract

Increasing frame rates and the sensitivity to heat of test objects has forced the development of improved lighting systems. In response to the need for better high speed lighting systems, several advances have been made over the last few years. The primary one is the conversion to the use of metal halide arc lamps instead of tungsten halogen incandescent types. This was followed by the development of electronic power supplies to drive these lamps. The EPS in conjunction with the lamps can provide flickerless light with the capability of accurate power control. This paper presents the key points in this development and describes some of the features of practical `boost lighting systems' presently in service at several test sites. It also describes some of the advantages that will be available in the future with the addition of computer control functions to these systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1801, 20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145765
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Burkhard Severon, K.H. Steuernagel Lichttechnik GmbH (Germany)
Peter Baldwin, JVI Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1801:
20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
John Marks Dewey; Roberto G. Racca, Editor(s)

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