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Compact and reliable triggering method for near muzzle flash radiography
Author(s): Eun Soo Lee; Eul Ha Hwang; Dong Woo Yim; So Young Song
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Paper Abstract

Precise timing for x-ray bursts is crucial in acquiring useful information from flash radiographic experiments. Triggering the flash x-ray system near the muzzle is a difficult task because of the intrinsic nature of the muzzle blast. In this work a compact and reliable triggering method for near muzzle flash radiography is introduced; a piezoelectric pin probe attached at the end of the barrel. These types of probes have not been activated by the precursor shock wave, but they have been activated by the main blast wave only. Reliability in triggering the flash x-ray system has been confirmed throughout a series of flash radiographic experiments near the muzzle for gun barrels with calibers up to 105 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1801, 20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145836
Show Author Affiliations
Eun Soo Lee, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Eul Ha Hwang, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Dong Woo Yim, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
So Young Song, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)


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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