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Residue detection for real-time removal of paint from metallic surfaces

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dc.contributor.author Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
dc.contributor.author Bao, Xiaoqi
dc.contributor.author Dolgin, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Marzwell, Neville
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-07T22:26:27Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-07T22:26:27Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03-05
dc.identifier.citation 8th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures, Newport Beach, California, March 5-8, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0281
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39308
dc.description.abstract Paint stripping from large steel ships and other metallic surfaces is a major issue in the maintenance and refurbishing of structures, and environmental concerns are greatly limiting the possible options. As a result, waterjet with water recycling has become the leading form of paint stripping and robotic manipulators with scanning bridges were constructed by various manufacturers to address this need. The application of such scanning bridges is slow and their access is constrained by the complex shape of the ship hull and various features on the surface. To overcome these limitations, a robotic system that is called Ultrastrip (UltraStrip Systems, Inc., Stuart, FL) is developed. This system uses magnetic wheels to attach the stripper to the structure and travel on it while performing paint stripping. To assure efficient paint stripping feedback data is required to control the travel speed by monitoring the paint thickness before and during the stripping process. Efforts at JPL are currently underway to develop the required feedback capability to assure effective paint stripping. Various possible sensors were considered and issues that can affect the sensitivity, reliability and applicability of the sensors are being investigated with emphasis on measuring the initial conditions of the paint. Issues that affect the sensory data in dynamic conditions are addressed while providing real-time real feedback for the control of the paint stripper speed of travel en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1976594 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.subject NDE en
dc.subject NDT en
dc.subject paint en
dc.subject real-time testing en
dc.subject sensors en
dc.subject robotics en
dc.subject marine en
dc.subject paint stripping en
dc.subject waterjet feedback en
dc.title Residue detection for real-time removal of paint from metallic surfaces en
dc.type Preprint en


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