Ultrasound Camera for Rapid, Simple NDE of Rotor Blade Assemblies
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The available tools to detect skin to core disbonds are both difficult to use and require extensive training. Complex waveforms must often be interpreted. We are proposing a small, portable, low cost ultrasound camera for in-service inspection of honeycomb rotor blades for skin to core disbonds. The basis of our technique is a two dimensional imaging array which generates real time C-scan images of defects in materials. The key advantage of this system is the simplicity of the technique. Therefore, a non-specialized inspector can easily be trained to find small defects in these structures.
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1738 Elton Rd. Suite 218 Silver Spring, MD 20903
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