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High Speed Camera Survivability In A High Explosive Environment
Author(s): Manuel Davila
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Paper Abstract

High-speed instrumentation cameras were required to document the explosively induced structural response of two missile silo simulating structures. The two structures were subjected to simulated airblast pressures in excess of 50,000 lb/in2 and accelerations of 20,000 G's. This extremely harsh environment presented various problems which had to be resolved to permit the intra-structure photography. The high-speed cameras would provide a subjective and quantitative analysis of the structural response. A unique kinematic mounting scheme and shock-isolation system was implemented which ensured the survivability of the high-speed camera equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0832, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942252
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Manuel Davila, University of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0832:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V
Howard C. Johnson, Editor(s)

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