Accession Number : ADA264799


Title :   Large Array SQUID Magnetometer for NDE


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Apr 92-1 Apr 93,


Corporate Author : TRISTAN TECHNOLOGIES SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Paulson, Douglas N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264799.pdf


Report Date : 27 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Tristan Technologies, Inc. is working to apply SQUID magnetometry to problems in nondestructive evaluation which are important to the Strategic Defense Initiative. We have designed and are nearing completion of an innovative Non destructive Evaluation (NDE) instrument that, unlike most existing instruments, can be used for studying deep sources with applied fields. We will assess the effectiveness of this SQUID NDE system for a broad range of nondestructive evaluation problems related to high-performance aircraft bearings, nuclear reactor fuel tubes, titanium billets for aircraft turbine blades, high-temperature superconducting magnetic shields, and riveted joints in military and commercial aircraft. In various applications, SQUID magnetometers could facilitate the development of high-performance devices, reduce manufacturing costs, monitor performance and assure quality control in manufacturing, and help prevent catastrophic failures of aircraft, satellites, weapons and other military systems. During Phase III we will design and commercialize instruments specifically to meet the most promising NDE applications for SQUID magnetometers.


Descriptors :   *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , *MAGNETOMETERS , AIRCRAFT , TURBINE BLADES , SHIELDING , QUANTUM ELECTRONICS , TITANIUM , RIVETED JOINTS , BEARINGS , NUCLEAR REACTORS , REACTOR FUELS , SUPERCONDUCTIVITY , TUBES


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE