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An Integrated High Speed Photography And Flash X-Ray Instrumentation System For The Evaluation Of Projectile Behaviour In Soft Media
Author(s): I. B. Macintyre; J. A. Opalko
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Paper Abstract

In studying the behaviour of different projectiles when penetrating a target, in this case gelatin, the development of an integrated flash X-ray, high speed photography and ballistic screen instrumentation system has proven useful for gaining qualitative and quantitative data of the projectile motion before, during and after penetration. The system discussed permits a three dimensional analysis of projectile behaviour inside the target, thereby providing measurements of projectile velocity, yaw and tumble, and enabling the study of the cavity formed by the projectile at various instants during penetration. Methodologies are compared and the uncertainties of the measurement techniques are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.967977
Show Author Affiliations
I. B. Macintyre, Department of Defence (Australia)
J. A. Opalko, Department of Defence (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0491:
16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Michel L. Andre; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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