This paper presents an innovative method for thermal spray particle diagnostics. In the demonstration, twelve CCD cameras are arranged around the spray cone created by a wire arc gun. The cameras are aligned radially with 15° offsets and are synchronized with a hardwired trigger. Images simultaneously captured from different directions contain information from which the location and trajectory of the particles can be determined. In addition to describing the setup of the camera system, the paper also develops the mathematics required for image processing and the calculation of 3D particle trajectories and velocity distributions.

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