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NDT.net Issue - 2020-02 - Articles
NDT.net Issue: 2020-02
Publication: 11th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, Nov 2019, Paris-Saclay, France (AeroNDT 2019)
Session: NDT Methods - Phased Array
ARTICLE

Inspection of Composite Laminate Material using Adaptive Focusing Technology

Etienne Grondin6
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas, Canada29, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Abstract: For the past several years, the aviation industry has seen important growth due, in part, to an increased presence of low-cost carriers and regional airlines which has changed the business dynamics by introducing new low-cost business models. As a result of this growth, production rates for new airplanes have increased and new aircraft programs are being launched. Consequently, aviation component manufacturers are facing new challenges, including a rise in production rates, higher probability of detection (POD) requirements due to the critical nature of the parts being manufactured, lack of skilled operators, and parts with increasingly complex geometry. To respond accordingly, ultrasonic phased array (PA) instruments have evolved, enabling the implementation of advanced acquisition strategies, such as adaptive focusing. Adaptive focusing simplifies the inspection of variable radiuses, variable opening angles, and twisted components, and also reduces the mechanical requirements for probe positioning through innovative signal-processing algorithms. This paper presents an overview of coherent adaptive focusing technology with the goal of helping NDT integrators and composite material manufacturers address system performance, production output, and quality control issues.

Keywords: adaptive focusing (2), NDT integrators, Phased Array Instruments,
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