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A quick-retrieval high-speed digital framing camera

Sato, A. H. and Yee, J. and Bellan, P. M. (1993) A quick-retrieval high-speed digital framing camera. Review of Scientific Instruments, 64 (12). pp. 3542-3547. ISSN 0034-6748.

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A new high-speed digital framing camera is described. The design is built around a rotating polygon mirror that provides a framing rate of 24 000 frames/s. The camera electronics digitizes an image into a 32×104 grid of pixels, where the second dimension of the grid can be varied and is determined by the 8 bit computer-aided measurement and control digitizer sampling rate. Available digitizer memory provides for 314 frames at this horizontal resolution. The advantages over other available high-speed framing cameras are (1) low cost of the system provided the digitizers are available, (2) rapid retrieval of a recorded event, and (3) the ease with which the system can be used. Sample results from an application in high-power arc photography are given to illustrate the system's spatial and temporal resolution.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1993 American Institute of Physics. (Received 22 April 1993; accepted 26 August 1993) The authors would like to thank F. Cosso for his assistance with the trigger and preamp electronics. This work was supported by NSF Grant No. ECS-8814184.
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