In August of this year, we installed the world’s first Cordin Ultra High Speed Camera of the 535D series at the University of Lodz in Poland.
A group of scientists of the Institute of Material Technology will use it to analyze the impact of fast objects on safety materials and the deformation of new products in the security business. The Cordin model 535D was chosen because of its unique combination of frame rate and spatial resolution. By using fast rotating mirrors, Cordin cameras reach frame rates of more than 1 million fps at a spatial resolution of 1000 x 1000 pixels.
Cordin uses highly sensitive CCD detectors whose sensitivity exceeds that of CMOS detectors by far. This allows the user to analyze images in detail even at highest speeds and to track even the smallest trajectory split-offs.
The system we installed at the University of Lodz consist of a powerful zoom objective for medium laboratory to far outdoor distances and two macro objectives that help record the impact details. Model 535 allows flexible frame rates between 0 and 1000000 fps. The technology works like this:
The entering light hits a fast rotating mirror, the reflected light then sweeps across 16 highly sensitive CCDs and exposes them. If this procedure is repeated, a longer sequence can be covered.
The camera may be flexibly triggered internally and externally. This is useful for applications with fast impact situations. To not heat the objects for longer periods of time, flash lamps are used for illumination. The lamps are controlled by the camera so that no energy is wasted.
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