NDT.net - July 2000, Vol. 5 No. 07

Integrated ultrasonic arrays for rapid manual inspection and mapping

David Lines
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: dave@diagnosticsonar.com Web: http://www.diagnosticsonar.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Arrays
  • Imaging System
  • Processing Capability and Results
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

  • Abstract

    1. Introduction

    2. Background

    3. Arrays


    Fig 3:
    DSL's Flaw Imager

    3.2 Electronically-scanned arrays.

    3.3 Array scan modes.

    4. Imaging System

    5. Processing Capability and Results

    6. Summary and Conclusions

    7. Acknowledgements

    References

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