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4 February 1988 Hypervelocity Impact Studies Using A Rotating Mirror Framing Laser Shadowgraph Camera
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The need to study the effects of the impact of micrometeorites and orbital debris on various space based systems, has brought together the technologies of several companies and individuals in order to provide a successful instrumentation package. A light gas gun was employed to accelerate small projectiles to speeds in excess of 7 kilometers per second. Their impact on various targets is being studied with the help of a specially designed, continuous access, rotating mirror framing camera. The camera provides 80 frames of data at up to one million frames per second with exposure times of 20 nanoseconds.
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Vance C. Parker and Jeanne Lee Crews "Hypervelocity Impact Studies Using A Rotating Mirror Framing Laser Shadowgraph Camera", Proc. SPIE 0832, High Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics V, (4 February 1988);


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