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Measurement Of Velocity And Shape Of Small Hypervelocity Projectiles In A Plasma Accelerator
Author(s): B. Schroeder; E. Igenbergs; H. Kuczera
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Paper Abstract

Small projectiles are accelerated to velocities between 10 and 20 km/sec in the plasma-accelerator of the Lehrstuhl f iir Raumfahrttechnik, Technische Universitat MUnchen. A technique has been developed to measure the velocity and the shape in the plasma environment. The system consists of a light barrier generated by the multiple reflection of a laser beam between two mirrors. The light reflected by the projectiles when these cross the laser beams is detected by a photomultiplier. The time needed for the projectile to reach the position of a laser shadowgraph device and the trigger signal for the camera are provided by a computer. The development of this photographic system as well as experimental results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967870
Show Author Affiliations
B. Schroeder, Technische Universitat Munchen (Federal Republic of Germany)
E. Igenbergs, Technische Universitat Munchen (Federal Republic of Germany)
H. Kuczera, Technische Universitat Munchen (Federal Republic of Germany)


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

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