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Design of an automated imaging system for use in a space experiment
Author(s): William G. Hartz; Nora G. Bozzolo; Catherine C. Lewis; Christopher J. Pestak
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Paper Abstract

An experiment occurring in an orbiting platform examines the mass transfer across gas-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces. It employs an imaging system with real time image analysis. The design includes optical design imager selection and integration positioner control image recording software development for processing and interfaces to telemetry. It addresses the constraints of weight volume and electric power associated with placing the experiment in the Space Shuttle cargo bay. Challenging elements of the design are Imaging and recording of a 200 micron diameter bubble with a resolution of 2 microns to serve as a primary source of data Varying frame rates from 500 per second to 1 frame per second depending on the experiment phase Providing three dimensional information to determine the shape of the bubble. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1398, CAN-AM Eastern '90, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47804
Show Author Affiliations
William G. Hartz, Analex Corp. (United States)
Nora G. Bozzolo, Analex Corp. (United States)
Catherine C. Lewis, Analex Corp. (United States)
Christopher J. Pestak, Analex Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1398:
CAN-AM Eastern '90

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