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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Fast Camera Control System for Optical Diagnostics at Hydrodynamic Test Facilities
Author(s): Tom Coradetti
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Paper Abstract

High speed photography with up to ten rotating turbine-mirror cameras is one of several diagnostics used at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for studying the hydrodynamics of nonnuclear explosions. At each of the multiple camera test facilities, a versatile and extensive computerized fast camera control system supports operation of the cameras over a vast range of camera, rotor, and speed configurations. The camera controller functions are distributed over many components of the bunker control systems in which they are embedded, and represent a significant portion of the parent control system. The system facilitates preparation for experiments using speeds and configurations never before practical, greatly improves reliability, and maintains a database for rotor quality assurance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0693, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV, (8 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936721
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Tom Coradetti, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0693:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV
Bernard G. Ponseggi, Editor(s)

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