Imaging

Fragment Tracking Gives Insights Into What Happens In Explosions

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are doing a series of tests that are studying fragmenting explosives in ways that haven’t been possible in the past. The project observes explosively driven fragments with flash X-ray and high-speed cameras. (Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories) A bang and a swirl of dust from detonating 9 pounds of plastic explosive in the desert signaled the beginning of tests that — thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling — will help Sandia National Laboratories researchers study fragmenting explosives in ways that weren’t possible before.

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Magnetic Field Lines Made Visible in 3-D and Real Time

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time, which is particularly useful for quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13706.

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Camera to SWIR Imaging

A clip-on system from UTC Aerospace Systems converts a camera to a day/night short wave IR (SWIR) imaging system. The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S lightweight, field-ready module and covert laser illuminator locks into the front of a Canon EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to provide operators with SWIR imaging capabilities on the battlefield. The system enables identification quality SWIR imagery, even in total darkness. More detail at http://articles.sae.org/13458.

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