Accession Number:

ADA094753

Title:

AXIS: A Computer's Eye View of an X-Ray

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Human subjectivity and fatigue have long been a problem in x-ray interpretation. AXIS is a program to remove these problems from x-ray reading. To accomplish this, the process of film reading is being automated. X-ray radiographs of actual shell are being analyzed and from this analysis computer algorithms are being developed to characterize both the digital image of the shell and anomalous points on the shell image. The system will be installed in an ammunition plant and will be used as the film interpreter in an actual munition line. To keep up with production, ingenious use is being made of a device called an array processor. This device allows many computer operations to be accomplished simultaneously. The array processor will permit analysis of the radiographic image in about ten seconds. This report describes the basic techniques used to analyze a radiograph and also some of the equipment that will be used in the final system.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Photography
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE