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EMI ruby laser stroboscope and its application in terminal ballistics
Author(s): K. Kleinschnitger; V. Hohler; Alois J. Stilp
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the EMI ruby laser stroboscope and two examples of its application, the study of behind the armor effects of a KE-projectile and the initiation of HE (high explosive) by a hypervelocity debris cloud. The flash x-ray technique is the common method to visualize terminal ballistic and impact phenomena which are mainly combined with light flashes, dust, and fragment clouds. The laser stroboscope is a useful completion to the other techniques, it allows the visualization of long duration (1 ms) events with high-time resolution and high accuracy. At a frequency of 200 kHz, for example, about 260 frames are taken with the camera at exposure times less than 20 ns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1801, 20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145777
Show Author Affiliations
K. Kleinschnitger, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Kurzzeitdynamik (Germany)
V. Hohler, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Kurzzeitdynamik (Germany)
Alois J. Stilp, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Kurzzeitdynamik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1801:
20th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
John Marks Dewey; Roberto G. Racca, Editor(s)

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