Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), one of the largest air force bases in the world, is home to the Air
Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate.
For these photos, Eglin AFB used two MegaSun systems to capture different parts of an event
separated by 10–15 feet and a few milliseconds.
Fig. 1: These photos, which are selected from a sequence taken with a Cordin 330A camera at
1 million fps, show an example of the deformation of material. The high-intensity, short-pulse 65
µs MegaSun system illuminates the item.
Fig. 2: The longer-pulse, 200 µs MegaSun system allows the Cordin 132 streak camera to capture
synchroballistic images of a projectile in flight.
Other applications (not pictured) include:
|>||the rate stick test for wave curvature|
|>||a long (30-inch) item illuminated with three lamps in a line|