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Construction And Evaluation Of A Simple And Inexpensive Rotating Prism Camera For Recording The Movement Of Shocks And Particle Tracers Within A Shock Tube
Author(s): David K. Walker; Lawrence N. Scotten; John M. Dewey
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Paper Abstract

A simple, inexpensive rotating prism camera constructed from readily available materials using standard machining techniques has been constructed. The camera can record up to 100 pictures on 35 mm format at a rate of 50,000 per second. A pulsed ruby laser is used as a light source giving exposure times of approximately 50 nanoseconds. The performance of this camera in recording the movement of shock waves and particle tracers in a shock tube is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967715
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David K. Walker, University of Victoria (Canada)
Lawrence N. Scotten, University of Victoria (Canada)
John M. Dewey, University of Victoria (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0348:
15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Lincoln L. Endelman, Editor(s)

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