Accession Number : ADD014276

Title :   High Resolution Cinephotographics System Pressure Vessel.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Nov 87, patented 30 May 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Becker, Roger J ; Aulds, James M

Report Date : 30 May 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A propellant sample combustion apparatus employing a multiply optical ported pressure vessel for sample illumination, sample viewing, and sample burn face elevation is described. High-speed motion picture filming using short-duration high-intensity laser provided optical illumination from a copper-vapor laser is employed. Details of the employed pressure vessel, a burn inhibiting coating for the propellant sample, a laser coherence spoiler, and a sample level maintaining closed-loop apparatus are also disclosed. Patents.

Descriptors :   *COMBUSTION, *PATENTS, *PRESSURE VESSELS, *PROPELLANTS, *CINEMATOGRAPHY, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, COATINGS, COHERENCE, COPPER, HIGH RESOLUTION, ILLUMINATION, INTENSITY, LASERS, MOTION PICTURES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SHORT RANGE(TIME), SPOILERS, VAPORS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Rocket Propellants
      Combustion and Ignition
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE