Using the Heterodyne Method to Measure Velocities on Shock Physics Experiments

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We developed a velocimeter system several years ago that uses the heterodyne method [1]. This system is assembled from commercially available components that were developed for the telecommunications industry. There are several advantages of this system over the traditional VISAR method that has made it increasingly popular. This system is compact, portable, and relatively inexpensive. The maximum velocity of this system is determined by the electrical bandwidth of the electronics and the digitizer sample rate. The maximum velocity for the system described here is over 5 km/s.

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Strand, O T & Whitworth, T L August 10, 2007.

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We developed a velocimeter system several years ago that uses the heterodyne method [1]. This system is assembled from commercially available components that were developed for the telecommunications industry. There are several advantages of this system over the traditional VISAR method that has made it increasingly popular. This system is compact, portable, and relatively inexpensive. The maximum velocity of this system is determined by the electrical bandwidth of the electronics and the digitizer sample rate. The maximum velocity for the system described here is over 5 km/s.

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  • Presented at: 15th APS Topical Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, Waikoloa, HI, United States, Jun 24 - Jun 29, 2007

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  • Report No.: UCRL-PROC-233698
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Strand, O T & Whitworth, T L. Using the Heterodyne Method to Measure Velocities on Shock Physics Experiments, article, August 10, 2007; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893345/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.