Sydor Instruments Launches Imaging System as Cost Effective Alternative for Ballistics Testing

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At the SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing conference in Orlando, Sydor Instruments will launch their ballistics imaging system. This custom diagnostics system can accurately measure testing requirements for projectile orientation at US Test Facilities, and is an effective alternative to more costly high speed video.

Sydor Instruments will launch the ballistics imaging system at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing April 25-29 in Orlando. This cost-effective alternative to high speed video is helping the Army to accurately measure testing requirements for projectile orientation at US Test Facilities while helping them to keep budgets in check.

Sydor Instruments’ light source imaging system allows a commercial off-the-shelf Machine Vision camera to capture the yaw and angle of a fast flying projectile crossing a field of view. The system, designed for experimental flexibility, offers:

  •      Adjustable pulse from 12ns – 40ns
  •      High repetition rate
  •      Dual mode (alignment & pulsed imaging)
  •      Integrated pulse shaping circuit
  •      Customizable illumination area
  •      Multiple mounting points (1/4-20)

“This is a great example of Sydor’s capabilities for custom imaging systems. The product is the result of a strong, collaborative relationship with the Army, and we look forward to implementing them in US Test Ranges,” states Michael Pavia, CEO of Sydor Instruments.

The light source and sample test results will be demonstrated at the Sydor Instruments booth 1423 at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensors starting April 25, 2011.

About SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference & Exhibition is the largest unclassified event for the defense, security, and environment industries. This annual event brings together government agencies, the military, commercial business and academia to present the latest research in CBRNE, laser sensors and systems, image and data processing, target and pattern recognition, and unmanned and robotic systems. For more information, visit

About Sydor Instruments
Sydor Instruments ( is a comprehensive diagnostics solution provider. They provide their customers with custom diagnostics and ultrafast imaging systems for a variety of applications in science and industry. Sydor Instruments specializes in streak cameras and single photon detectors where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

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