Specialised Imaging delivers a SIM-D camera to the National Physical Laboratory

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Specialised Imaging has delivered a 16-channel SIM-D framing camera capable of capturing images at 1,000,000,000 frames per second, with gating down to 3ns, to the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, in Teddington, Middlesex.

Unlike the traditional high-speed framing cameras the optical design of the SIM-D provides the choice of 4, 6, 12, or 16 separate optical channels without compromising image quality. Focusing functions can be controlled locally at the camera, whilst full remote operation is achieved over standard Ethernet cabling, which enables the SIM-D to be integrated into different environments. Optional fibre-optic communications are available when the camera is used in electrically noisy environments. Comprehensive operational software provides control of imaging parameters and measurement tools to analyse results accurately. Image archiving in a wide range of industry standard file formats is supported.

The applications for ultra high speed multiple framing cameras include material studies (impact mechanics, crack propagation, impact deformation), automotive (combustion research), aerospace (stress failure, aerodynamic performance), high voltage electrical discharge research, plasma display studies and micro-device research (dynamics of operation).

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