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Title: On The Export Control Of High Speed Imaging For Nuclear Weapons Applications

Abstract

Since the Manhattan Project, the use of high-speed photography, and its cousins flash radiography1 and schieleren photography have been a technological proliferation concern. Indeed, like the supercomputer, the development of high-speed photography as we now know it essentially grew out of the nuclear weapons program at Los Alamos2,3,4. Naturally, during the course of the last 75 years the technology associated with computers and cameras has been export controlled by the United States and others to prevent both proliferation among non-P5-nations and technological parity among potential adversaries among P5 nations. Here we revisit these issues as they relate to high-speed photographic technologies and make recommendations about how future restrictions, if any, should be guided.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1392862
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28408
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; Radiography; High-Speed Photography; Streak Camera

Citation Formats

Watson, Scott Avery, and Altherr, Michael Robert. On The Export Control Of High Speed Imaging For Nuclear Weapons Applications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1392862.
Watson, Scott Avery, & Altherr, Michael Robert. On The Export Control Of High Speed Imaging For Nuclear Weapons Applications. United States. doi:10.2172/1392862.
Watson, Scott Avery, and Altherr, Michael Robert. Fri . "On The Export Control Of High Speed Imaging For Nuclear Weapons Applications". United States. doi:10.2172/1392862. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1392862.
@article{osti_1392862,
title = {On The Export Control Of High Speed Imaging For Nuclear Weapons Applications},
author = {Watson, Scott Avery and Altherr, Michael Robert},
abstractNote = {Since the Manhattan Project, the use of high-speed photography, and its cousins flash radiography1 and schieleren photography have been a technological proliferation concern. Indeed, like the supercomputer, the development of high-speed photography as we now know it essentially grew out of the nuclear weapons program at Los Alamos2,3,4. Naturally, during the course of the last 75 years the technology associated with computers and cameras has been export controlled by the United States and others to prevent both proliferation among non-P5-nations and technological parity among potential adversaries among P5 nations. Here we revisit these issues as they relate to high-speed photographic technologies and make recommendations about how future restrictions, if any, should be guided.},
doi = {10.2172/1392862},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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