Accession Number : ADA163275
Title : An Improved NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) Capability for Aerospace Components.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Dec 83-21 Dec 84,
Corporate Author : ADVANCED RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SUNNYVALE CA
Personal Author(s) : Smith,J A ; Stanley,J H ; LePage,J J
Report Date : 21 Dec 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : The potential application of high resolution computed tomography (tomoscope) to non-destructive evaluations of aerospace components has been investigated. Trade-off studies of potential scan modes identified rotate-only scanning with a fiber-optic/Reticon Detector (SFRD) as the optimal approach to practical operation. Experimental studies of a microfocal x-ray source and the SFRD pinpointed current problems and capabilities. A conceptual design was developed as a recommended implementation of this technology. Concurrent source and prototype development was recommended as an appropriate approach to developing this technology.
Descriptors : *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , *COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY , SCANNING , FIBER OPTICS , DETECTORS , SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE