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Holographic visualization of hypervelocity explosive events
Author(s): I. C. Cullis; Richard Jonathan Parker; Derek Sewell
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed ruby laser and specially constructed 'holocamera' were used to produce three-dimensional, holographic images of explosively formed hypervelocity projectiles in flight. Velocities of the projectiles studied were up to 6,500m/s. Using this holographic technique it was possible to study interaction of these projectiles with solid targets and even the effects of detonation under water. The hologram proved particularly useful in the study of jets of low density materials which were transparent to X-ray techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23952
Show Author Affiliations
I. C. Cullis, Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (United Kingdom)
Richard Jonathan Parker, Rolls-Royce plc (United Kingdom)
Derek Sewell, Hunting Engineering, Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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