Obtaining more information from time-of-flight-diffraction measurements
Palmer, S. B., Dixon, S. and Petcher, P. A. (2012) Obtaining more information from time-of-flight-diffraction measurements. In: Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2012, San Diego, CA, 12-15 Mar 2012. Published in: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.8347 83470Z-83470Z.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.913605
Time of flight diffraction and imaging (TOFDI) is based on time of flight diffraction (TOFD); it adds cross-sectional imaging to examine the bulk of a sample. Multiple wave modes are generated by a pulsed laser beam, ablative source and are received by a sparse array of non-contact electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs). A B-scan is formed from multiple data captures (A-scans), with time and scan axes, and colour representing amplitude. B-scans may contain horizontal lines from surface waves propagating directly from emitter to receiver, or via a back-wall reflection, and angled lines after reflection off a surface edge. A Hough transform (HT), modified to deal with the constraints of a B-scan, can remove such lines. A parabola matched filter has been developed to identify features in the B-scan caused by scattering from point-like features, reducing them to peaks. The processed B-scan is processed further to form a cross-sectional image, enabling detection and positioning of multiple defects. Phase correlation of camera images is used to track the relative position between transducer and sample to sub-pixel precision. © 2012 SPIE.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publisher:||S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering|
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|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2012|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||San Diego, CA|
|Date(s) of Event:||12-15 Mar 2012|
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