Xcitex collaborates on Explosives Engineering Short Course:
High Speed Imagery for Research and Experimentation

A world leader in digital high-speed imaging technology, Vision Research of Wayne, New Jersey, and the Colorado School of Mines, an internationally-recognized leader in Explosive Engineering, are pleased to announce a collaboration to present a university-level short course on the wide range of applications for high-speed imaging in the conduct of experiments in the areas of explosive and ballistic research.

This short course will be held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, September 14-16, 2010. The course will provide an introduction to the principal topics in the field of explosive engineering and will describe how best to utilize digital high-speed imaging when conducting research for military or civilian applications. The course will address both the theory and practical aspects of the topics, with hands-on training conducted at the Colorado School of Mines Explosive Research Laboratory. Internationally-renowned experts will provide instruction to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds and professional experience. Peter Carellas, President and CEO of Xcitex, will conduct the lectures on lenses and optics in high-speed imaging and motion analysis in explosive engineering.

The specific topics to be addressed will include the selection of explosives; detonation and shock wave physics; an introduction to high-speed imaging, lighting, and selecting lenses for best results; scaling experiments for high-speed imaging; triggering strategies; and analysis of resulting slow-motion video. Special evening sections will be offered in which instructors will assist individual participants in solving challenging problems utilizing these new high-speed technologies.

The three-day course and hands-on workshop is designed for engineers, scientists, and students seeking to acquire the engineering tools required for understanding, analyzing, and solving a broad range of dynamic problems and de-sign applications. The course is also appropriate for crime and accident investigators, as well as others concerned with the regulatory and environmental issues associated with the use of high-speed imaging and motion analysis. Participants will receive 2.0 Continuing Education Units and a Certificate upon successful completion of the course.

The early registration fee of $ 2,195 (US) per person includes the course materials and refreshments. Space is lim-ited and early registration is encouraged. Registrations received after June 30, 2010 will be charged a fee of $2,395 (US) per person, and on-site registration will be $2,595 (US) per person. The sponsor reserves the right to accept or decline registrations, and to cancel the course and return all registration fees if enrollment is insufficient. No refunds will be made to participants who fail to cancel at least five (5) working days before the course starts. Cancellations will be charged a $150 service fee if made more than 5 working days prior to the start of the course. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

Travel & Accommodations
The course will be held at the Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden, Colorado. Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. Special discount hotel room rates are available at the Golden Hotel or 800-233-7214. Please refer to Explosive Engineering Short Course when making reservations. Additional information will be provided in the confirmation packet, which will be provided following course registration.

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