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High Speed Photography, Videography, And Photonic Instrumentation Development At The Air Force Armament Laboratory
Author(s): Donald R. Snyder; Rodney M. Powell
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Paper Abstract

The Instrumentation Technology Branch of the Air Force Armament Laboratory is currently involved in the development of several high speed photographic, videographic, and photonic instrumentation systems to support the testing and analysis of developmental weapons and test items under dynamic conditions. These projects include development of a large format (14 inch by 17 inch) laser illuminated Cranz-Schardin shadowgraph system for materials research, development of a solid state imager based shadowgraph system for aeroballistic studies, experiments with gated imagers for a variety of test applications, and experiments with high speed video imagers and illuminators for airborne and range tracking instrumentation. An additional issue discussed is the development of a timing and annotation standard for video imaging instrumentation systems operating at higher than NTSC standard rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0981, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948682
Show Author Affiliations
Donald R. Snyder, Air Force Armament Laboratory (United States)
Rodney M. Powell, Air Force Armament Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0981:
High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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