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Rapid Inspection of Aerospace Structures - Is It Autonomous Yet?

Show simple item record Bar-Cohen, Yoseph en_US Backes, Paul en_US Joffe, Benjamin en_US 2004-09-30T23:17:23Z 2004-09-30T23:17:23Z 1996-10-16 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Seattle, WA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-1327 en_US
dc.description.abstract The trend to increase the usage of aging aircraft added a great deal of urgency to the ongoing need for low-cost, rapid, simple-to-operate, reliable and efficient NDE methods for detection and characterization of flaws in aircraft structures. In many cases, the problem of inspection is complex due to the limitation of current technology and the need to disassemble aircraft structures and testing them in lab conditions. To overcome these limitations, reliable field inspection tools are being developed for rapid NDE of large and complex-shape structures, that can operate at harsh, hostal and remote conditions with minimum human interface. In recent years, to address the need for rapid inspection in field conditions, numerous portable scanners were developed using NDE methods, including ultrasonics, shearography, thermography. This paper is written with emphasis on ultrasonic NDE scanners, their evolution and the expected direction of growth. en_US
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dc.subject.other nondestructive testing NDE ultrasonic thermography shearography aircraft structure flaws inspection field inspection MACS Multifunction Automated Crawling System autonomous robotics en_US
dc.title Rapid Inspection of Aerospace Structures - Is It Autonomous Yet? en_US

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