Accession Number:

ADA046479

Title:

Mechano-Optical Camera with a Recording Speed of Ten Million Images Per Second (Camera Mecano-Optique a Dix Millions d'Images par Seconde),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Report Date:

1977-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A prototype of a new whole-image, total-activity mechano-optical camera has been developed for the study of ultra-fast luminous phenomena. The camera can record 144 6 x 6.2mm images at the maximum rate of ten million images per second, with a dynamic resolution reaching 50 pairs of lines per millimeter. This was achieved by the use of an optical speed doubler included in an original design, together with a mirror rotating at 9,000 turns per second which benefits from recent technological progress in this field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE