High-speed Camera Pixel Analysis
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: High-speed Camera Pixel Analysis for Simultaneous Temperature and Detonation Velocity Imaging Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. High-speed Camera Pixel Analysis for Simultaneous Temperature and Detonation Velocity Imaging High-speed color movies (up to 1M fps) are decomposed into their blue, green, and red matrix components, and the relative intensities used to create temperature 'movies' of detonation events. The temperature movies are then used to calculate the velocity of detonation fronts and fireball expansion velocities for explosions. This work represents the first time that the simultaneous imaging of temperature and shock velocity has been attempted. This work builds on imaging techniques developed at ARL for single-camera imaging pyrometry. This research opportunity aligns with the ARL’s core competency of Ballistics Sciences focused on gaining a greater understanding and discovery of mechanisms and on generating concepts and emerging technologies that support lethality and protection systems. Applicants should have received an MS degree or higher in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in imaging and analysis of high speed events. Additional experience with handling and characterization of energetic materials is are highly desirable.

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