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Comparison of different light sources for high-speed photography in the automotive industry: theoretical background and practical application
Author(s): Dieter Kockott; Burkhard Severon
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Paper Abstract

Since High-Speed-Photography is used for the analysis of accelerated motions at safety tests within the automotive industry, light was always very important. In the beginning the tests had been performed under natural daylight, which limited the efficiency of the complete test stand, due to the unpredictable outdoor conditions. Due to the use of artificial light sources, which open the possibilities for indoor testing, the performance of such tests was much more controllable and, which was very important, reproducible. Till today several light sources and techniques had been used. Regarding the performance, the efficiency, the applicability and the economy, this lecture will describe some of the benefits and disadvantages of different light sources and systems. Finally an overview on the use of modern lighting systems for various applications ranges as, crash-barrier test, sled bench test, air-bag static test and different installation techniques to increase the utility of such lighting system, will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209678
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Dieter Kockott, K.H. Steuernagel Lichttechnik GmbH (Germany)
Burkhard Severon, K.H. Steuernagel Lichttechnik GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2513:
21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Ung Kim; Joon-Sung Chang; Seung-Han Park, Editor(s)

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