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Laser Illumination For High-Speed Imaging
 

An incorrect or poorly lit subject affects the image, regardless of the quality of a camera system. Therefore the illumination source is just as important as the camera’s resolution and sensitivity. For high-speed imaging applications, a wide range of light sources can be utilized. See how a laser can be used for illumination in these four high speed imaging application examples.

Shadowgraphy Imaging Technique
 

The method of shining a light towards a camera, and then passing an object between the light source and the camera — creating a dark area on the image, or a shadow — is a backlight or shadowgraphy imaging technique. It provides high contrast images for a better understanding of an object's shape or size. This article discusses shadowgraphy in depth, and walks through its optical setup and application uses.

High-Speed Imaging For Military Applications
 
By Andrew Bridges

Read this discussion on applications for high-speed imaging in the military and defense market. Studies involving ballistics, survivability, weapon launches, and small and large caliber arms with unique imaging requirements are included. Gain an understanding of the requirements, and the high-imaging solutions that have been developed to meet them.

Particle Imaging Velocimetry: Overview & Application Examples
 

Particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) is useful for the analysis of turbulent flow, transient flow, micro flow, and 3D volumetric flow studies within automotive, aerospace, bio-tech/medical, marine propulsion, electronics, and scientific research industries. Learn more about a technique using high-speed cameras to obtain the time dependent velocity distributions in a field-of-view of single and multi-phase flows.

Research Lab Uses High-Speed Cameras In Turbulent Combustion Studies
 

The Department of Defense is looking to increase the thrust capability and aircraft range for next generation aircraft propulsion engines. Research is underway to understand turbulent combustion and spray dynamics for propulsion and other clean combustion strategies. Learn how a lab is using high-speed digital cameras to slow down the turbulent flow of motion for frame by frame data analysis.