K018UV Camera

Camera is intended for registration of images of high speed phenomena in the visible UV and near infrared spectral ranges and measurements of spatial-temporal parameters in streak and single-frame modes.

Small-sized camera with linear sweep and single-frame modes

Fields of application:

  • ballistic research;
  • studies of combustion, detonation, explosion, scattering of fragmentation fields, soil, etc;
  • shock waves physics;
  • plasma physics including thermonuclear synthesis;
  • electrical breakdowns and discharges including lightning;
  • laser physics;
  • nonlinear optics;
  • nonstationary spectroscopy;
  • ecology (a recorder in LIDAR systems for detection and determination of air or water pollution’s location, size and chemical composition), etc.

Main components of the camera:

  • input lens (a set of lenses is an option);
  • electromechanical shutter;
  • PV-203UF streak tube with S-25 photocathode, pair of deflecting plates, one microchannel plate (MCP) and luminescent screen applied on a fiber-optic disk;
  • power supply unit;
  • two interchangeable control units for microsecond and nanosecond sweep and frame ranges;
  • SDU R-205B CCD camera (1392×1032 pixels, 12-bit ADC, linear dynamic range ≥ 300) with electric (≤ 5 m) or fiber optic (≤100 m) connection to PC;
  • laptop with installed software;
  • three interchangeable slits with width of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 mm;
  • test-objects – slit test-object and frame test object (GOI No. 4 test object), used to perform spatial resolution check;
  • neutral density filters D~0.5, 1, 2, installed on the input lens or on its seat;
  • mounting plate for fixing the camera in the workplace.


Software allows to obtain visual and digital information about the registered process. Multi-window mode allows to work with multiple images. Images are saved in files, which, in addition to the image, can also contain metadata with information about the shooting conditions, as well as text comments.

Software Features:

  • configuring camera triggering settings;
  • correction of geometric and photometric distortions of the image, including the non-uniformity of the sweep coefficient;
  • calculation of the numerical characteristics of the image (brightness, duration, size, speed);
  • image transformations.

Images can be exported to a standard 12-bit TIFF format for further processing in third-party software.

Operating conditions:

  • Humidity ≤ 80%
  • Temperature 283 – 308 К
  • Pressure 95 - 105 kPa

Main Specifications

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Complete set

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