High Speed Cameras White Papers and Case Studies

  1. High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge

    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.

  2. Propulsion And Energy Research Laboratory Uses High-Speed Digital Cameras In Turbulent Combustion Studies

    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.

  3. Material Deformation Kinematics Captured By High-Speed Digital Cameras at 10,000 Frames Per Second

    This case study describes a study on material deformation using the high-speed camera FASTCAM SA4.

  4. Vision Research High-Speed Digital Cameras Instrumental In Teaching Construction Site Safety

    There is a good reason construction workers are asked to wear hard hats, gloves, safety goggles, and various other safety equipment while on the job; construction sites are dangerous. Filled with heavy and sharp objects, platforms of varying heights, flying sparks and debris, and a number of other potentially dangerous elements, it’s no wonder so many injuries occur on construction sites.

  5. High Speed Digital Cameras Capture Flight of the Hawk Moth

    Hawk Moths can fly at speeds of up to 30 mph and can flap their wings at 20 mph, even when hovering. Their size and speed results in them often being mistaken for a hummingbird. When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Biology set out to study the wing flapping patterns of the Hawk Moth, a wide selection of high speed digital cameras were tested to determine which would work best. Three Vision Research Phantom digital high speed cameras were selected for this project.

  6. Testing 17th Century Grenades With Digital High Speed Cameras
    Vision Research’s Phantom v710 and v1610 High Speed Cameras were recently used by archaeologists from the Corpus Christi Museum of Science to study the ballistics of early forms of hand grenades recovered from a shipwreck that occurred in 1686.
  7. Line Scan Cameras Enable High Speed Inspection of Color Filters within Flat-Panel Display
    The market of flat-panel displays (FPD) is a nearly $100 billion business that needs efficient automated optical inspection (AOI) to meet rising demand and remain cost effective. The color filters within the display represent a major inspection task, demanding both precision and speed. Inspection systems using high-speed, highresolution line scan cameras have proven themselves both equal to the present need and able to support panel technology’s evolution.
  8. Vision Research High-Speed Digital Cameras Enable Advanced Research In The Behavior Of Fluids At Microscale Level

    Introduced in the 1980s, microfluidics is an offshoot of the more commonly known lab-on-a-chip technology. It is applied in the fields of chemistry, physics, biotechnology, and engineering in which small volume of fluids are analyzed. By Vision Research, Inc.

  9. Case Study: Dolby Laboratories Utilizes Vision Research’s Phantom® HD Gold For Music Video
    While it is best known for high-quality audio and surround sound technology, Dolby recognizes the importance of high-quality video as an important element to the overall entertainment experience. By Vision Research, Inc.
  10. Case Study: Vision Research High Speed Camera Helps Engineers Develop Cutting-Edge New Materials For Higher Performance Carpet Tufting
    Tufting is a highly-reliable manufacturing process which utilizes specially treated yarn and large, multi-needle sewing machines to create a carpet surface. Threaded with yarn, each needle punctures a woven fabric backing where a hook holds the yarn in place forming a tuft, or loop, as the needle is removed. By Vision Research, Inc.