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Portable Ultrahigh Speed Photographic Field Laboratory Suitable For The Study Of Self-Luminous And Nonluminous Detonations In Solid High Explosive Charges (10 To 130 Pound TNT Equivalent)
Author(s): A. W. Gibb; M. A. Nolan; J. B. Dempsey
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Paper Abstract

Studies of detonation phenomena in solid high explosive charges at Defence Research Establishment Suffield, undertaken in 1977, generated a requirement for a photographic range facility which would permit ultra-high speed photographs of large explosive charges to be taken at close range, and which would also be light enough in weight to be portable. This paper describes the successful design and operation of a photographic field facility which satisfies both of these competing criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967775
Show Author Affiliations
A. W. Gibb, Defence Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
M. A. Nolan, Defence Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
J. B. Dempsey, Defence Research Establishment Suffield (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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