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Development Of A Long Pulse Radiography System For Explosive Ordnance Testing
Author(s): Robert J. Richter-Sand; Gerald F. Kiuttu; Richard J. Adler
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Paper Abstract

A long pulse radiography system is under construction at the Mission Research Corporation (MRC) facility and consists of an intense X-ray source and camera. The bremsstrahlung pulser is designed to operate at 500 kVp, 1000 A, for 25 psec. A dose rate of 1.84 x 105 Rads/sec is expected at a location 1 meter from the vacuum diode. The generation of X-rays is accomplished through the deposition of <10 kJ of electron beam energy in a tungsten target anode. Ablation of the anode material will require periodic replacement of modular components. The X-ray camera uses a scintillator, a gating image intensifier (MCP), and a rotating mirror assembly to transfer the visible output light to the film plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0981, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948694
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Robert J. Richter-Sand, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Gerald F. Kiuttu, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Richard J. Adler, North Star Research Corporation (United States)


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

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