High Speed Cameras White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Factors To Consider When Purchasing A High-Speed Video Camera
    11/13/2017

    There are many factors that are important to consider when you purchase a high-speed camera. Photron USA, Inc. discusses the important factors involved in selecting the appropriate high-speed video camera for your specific information.

  2. Precision Explosives Analysis Using High-Speed Imaging
    8/24/2017

    High-speed imaging can be used to quantitatively capture explosions, the resulting damage, and to measure other important parameters of the explosion. The data collected can aid in the understanding and characterization of a detonation.

  3. Outcomes Of Mid-Air Collisions Between Drops And Solid Particles
    1/19/2017

    The study of drop-particle collisions involves examining the outcome of the impact of a particle on to a drop of liquid in mid-air. In applications such as tablet coating in the pharmaceutical industry, or the refining of heavy crude oil in fluid catalytic cracking, the information gleaned from this experiment is vital.

  4. The Heat Is On: Examining Two-Phase Flow And Heat Transfer With High-Speed Cameras
    1/19/2017

    We rely on air conditioning and refrigeration to operate through a heat exchanger — a transfer of heat between one or more fluids, essentially increasing heating and cooling efficiency and flow. A group of Pennsylvania State University students is studying two-phase flow and heat transfer phenomena in an effort to advance these processes and their technologies. 

  5. High-Speed Cameras Make Sound Visible And Improve Noise Absorbers
    11/22/2016

    It is extremely important for the airline industry and its research groups to support and develop noise reduction strategies. In this case study high-speed cameras are used to make sound "visible" to researchers while they investigate new strategies for noise reduction on jet engines. 

  6. Explosives Engineering: High Speed Imagery For Research And Experimentation
    11/22/2016

    Vision Research is in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines in order to develop a university-level short course on the use and benefits of high-speed imaging, while experimenting with explosives and ballistic applications.

  7. Vocal Folds: High-Speed Digital Cameras Facilitate Revolutionary Research In Diagnosing Voice Disorders
    11/22/2016

    Voice disorders are unfortunately not as uncommon as most people would think. Around 7.5 million Americans have trouble using their voice every day, and not enough is known about this subject to understand how to prevent these disorders. Dr. Deliyski, a researcher at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, is committed to advancing the scientific understanding of the human voice, and plans to develop a new methodology to help diagnose voice disorders. With the help of Vision Research, this study explores the movements of human vocal folds through laryngeal high-speed video-endoscopy (HSV).

  8. High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA
    11/22/2016

    At a lab in New Mexico, A team is assessing this dangerous “space trash” with the use of ultra-high-speed imaging cameras. They fire fake “space trash” no bigger than a pea at things like oxygen tanks and steel cables. Let’s just say it never ends well (everything gets ripped in half), and the scientists can’t even see the projectiles to track them. That’s where Vision Research Phantom cameras, such as the Phantom v711 and Phantom v2512, come in. With the ability to record this astronomical data, these imaging cameras reveal a new level of understanding of the destruction that something like “trash” can cause to a spacecraft or astronaut.

  9. High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge
    6/10/2016

    Engineers are continuously looking to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines (ICEs). This white paper walks through this experiment and investigates the different phases of the combustion cycle using four different spectral filters in order to see the difference in the exhaust fumes.

  10. Propulsion And Energy Research Laboratory Uses High-Speed Digital Cameras In Turbulent Combustion Studies
    3/11/2016

    This case study discusses the use of the FASTCAM SA-Z to effectively slow down the turbulent flow of motion through the acquisition of a large number of images played back at various slow speeds for frame by frame data analysis.