8 December 1986 Application Of Pulsed Laser Shadow Photography To Terminal Ballistic Investigations
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A pulsed laser photographic technique is being used to record ballistic impact phenomena occurring at high velocities (0.5-2.5 km/s). The primary tool in this effort is a new Cranz-Schardin camera system. An enclosed, solid propellant gun range having interchangeable 20-mm and 30-mm barrels is employed to launch both spherical and cylindrical projectiles at thin target plates. Use of the shadowgraphs to measure projectile orientation and velocity and to observe and quantify behind-target debris patterns is discussed. Camera triggering schemes are addressed as are the questions of resolution and accuracy in the computed projectile and debris velocities.
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M. L. Fortner, G. R. Hough, "Application Of Pulsed Laser Shadow Photography To Terminal Ballistic Investigations", Proc. SPIE 0693, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics IV, (8 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936736; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936736
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