Instrumentation Request: High Speed Infrared Focal Plane Array Camera
Final rept. 1 Mar 1999-30 Sept 2000
WICHITA STATE UNIV KS
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The high-speed infrared camera that has been acquired through the auspices of the DURIP grant provided by the ARO is a one-of-a-kind high performance equipment. We received the funding in February of 1999 and placed the purchase order for the camera in June 1999, with Leake Co. Mfr Pacific Advanced Technology, the same vendor that we said we would buy the camera from in our proposal. They originally quoted us a 3-month delivery time but ran into some technical difficulties due to the fact that they were migrating the Digital Control Electronics Module to a PC based next generation version. We actually received the camera only in February of 2001 The research proposed included i characterization of the contact conditions at the chip-tool interface in machining, ii characterization of material behavior under high strain, strain rate and temperature, and iii development of simulations to fine-tune friction and constitutive models. We have made significant advances in objectives i and iii using funding available from local industries for related projects, as described in the report. We are currently in the process of acquiring funding to complete the rest of the research proposed.