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Title: Development and Performance of Bechtel Nevada's Nine-Frame Camera System

Abstract

Bechtel Nevada, Los Alamos Operations, has developed a high-speed, nine-frame camera system that records a sequence from a changing or dynamic scene. The system incorporates an electrostatic image tube with custom gating and deflection electrodes. The framing tube is shuttered with high-speed gating electronics, yielding frame rates of up to 5MHz. Dynamic scenes are lens-coupled to the camera, which contains a single photocathode gated on and off to control each exposure time. Deflection plates and drive electronics move the frames to different locations on the framing tube output. A single charge-coupled device (CCD) camera then records the phosphor image of all nine frames. This paper discusses setup techniques to optimize system performance. It examines two alternate philosophies for system configuration and respective performance results. We also present performance metrics for system evaluation, experimental results, and applications to four-frame cameras.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corporation (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
797468
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-695
TRN: US200215%%240
DOE Contract Number:  
Ac08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPIE 47th Annual Meeting International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, Seattle, WA (US), 07/07/2002--07/11/2002; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; CAMERAS; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; EVALUATION; IMAGE TUBES; PERFORMANCE; PHOTOCATHODES; ULTRAHIGH-SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY; DESIGN; HIGH-SPEED IMAGING; FRAMING CAMERA; ELECTRO-OPTICS; CCD CAMERA; SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

S. A. Baker, M. J. Griffith, and J. L. Tybo. Development and Performance of Bechtel Nevada's Nine-Frame Camera System. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
S. A. Baker, M. J. Griffith, & J. L. Tybo. Development and Performance of Bechtel Nevada's Nine-Frame Camera System. United States.
S. A. Baker, M. J. Griffith, and J. L. Tybo. Mon . "Development and Performance of Bechtel Nevada's Nine-Frame Camera System". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/797468.
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