Digital Enhancement and Video Storage of Real-Time Flash X-Rays

Period of Performance: 09/02/1993 - 09/01/1995

$776K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc.
7 Deer Park Drive,, Suite C
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

Pitch and yaw at the moment of launch are important parameters when characterizing the ballistic performance of a kinetic energy projectile. Presently, data on projectile orientation is acquired using photographic film which must be developed and the images then manually measured to extract geometric data. This Phase II program replaces the photographic film based x-ray image in near real time for quick look analysis and later digital data reduction. There is a substantial commercial market for such digital x-ray imaging cameras within all branches of DoD and in industrial x-ray applications.