• High-Speed Photography Using Television Techniques

      Glen, Gregory D.; Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1995-11)
      There are many applications for High-speed photography, and most rely on film as the primary medium of data acquisition. One such application of interest to the military services is the study of stores separation from aircraft. This type of testing has traditionally used high-speed film to gather data, however, there are many disadvantages to using film, such as the high cost of raw film, as well as the high processing expense after it has been exposed. In addition, there is no way to review data from film until it has been processed, nor is there any way to preview in real-time other conditions such as lighting which may affect the outcome of a test event. This paper discusses the characteristics of television systems with respect to motion picture systems, the challenges of recording and transmitting pictures, as well as the nature of what the first and eventual desired systems might be.