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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a163275.pdf


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
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE