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Analysis of pyrotechnic devices by laser-illuminated high-speed photography
Author(s): Larry R. Dosser; Margaret A. Stark
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Paper Abstract

Several types of pyrotechnic igniters have been evaluated using the technique of laser-illuminated high speed photography with a copper vapor laser. The accompanying video tape shows the results of high speed filras recorded for two types of igniters (Type Xl and Type X2) fired in confinement in a lucite block and four types of igniters (Type Xl, Type X2, Type X3, and Type X4) igniters fired at aiabient. The films of the Type Xl and Type X2 igniters were recorded for both a coarse particle titanium potassium perchlorate (TiKP) output charge and a fine particle TiKP output charge. The results of these films are most informative, and the technique is shown to be useful as a design tool for studying the performance of igniters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23358
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Larry R. Dosser, EG&G Mound Applied Technologies (United States)
Margaret A. Stark, EG&G Mound Applied Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1346:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90
Paul A. Jaanimagi; Barry T. Neyer; Larry L. Shaw, Editor(s)

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