MIT's Edgerton Center receives high-speed imaging equipment

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Students and researchers at the Edgerton Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – Cambridge, MA) will now have access to a high-speed video system, thanks to a donation by high-speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer, Photron. The camera system will be used to help the Edgerton Center provide hands-on, high-speed imaging educational experiences for MIT students, and enhanced imaging capabilities for MIT researchers.

The Edgerton Center was named after MIT's Professor Harold Edgerton, known for his innovations in high-speed imaging and support for hands-on learning. The Center is committed to carrying on his legacy of involving MIT students in challenging activities and projects, particularly high-speed imaging in engineering and science.

Professor J Kim Vandiver, director at the Edgerton Center, commented: 'We are excited to have the use of the new Fastcam SA5 high speed imager at our centre. The system's advanced, slow motion capabilities will enable new research and enhance our educational offerings. We are grateful to our colleagues at Photron and delighted to be the recipient of this long-term gift. We look forward to working with MIT's researchers and students on their high speed imaging projects.'

Photron's Fastcam SA5 camera is a high-speed imaging system that provides up to 7,500fps at Megapixel resolution (1,024 x 1,000); it is capable of delivering more than 1 million fps at reduced resolution. The standalone, one-piece imaging system has a 12-bit monochrome, 36-bit RGB colour sensor, which features 20µm square pixels, for high dynamic range and colour fidelity.

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