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Techniques for capturing over 10,000 images/second with intensified imagers
Author(s): Kris S. Balch
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Paper Abstract

A motion analyzer is used to capture images from a high speed video camera and store the images in real-time for review. The more sophisticated motion analyzers have the capability to split the field of view with two cameras. Furthermore, these cameras, also known as imagers, can be intensified. Intensification of the imager with hybrid technology will amplify the light and electronically shutter the action. By controlling the intensified imager's electronic shutter and using multiple intensified imagers, over 10,000 partial frames per second (pfps) can be captured and stored. Once stored, the images may be reviewed in slow motion while quantitative measurements can be made for analysis. Motion analyzers are powerful tools for industry and science in viewing high-speed events. In this application an event would be a high velocity object moving in a horizontal plane to the two imagers. The high sample rate is accomplished with a motion analyzer capable of split field of view and intensified imagers with a controllable shutter This paper will describe several motion analyzer techniques for capturing above 10,000 pfps including intensifier and motion analyzer technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23971
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Kris S. Balch, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

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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