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28 March 1995 Infrared inspection of advanced army composites
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The development of a field portable infrared inspection system, complete with infrared imager, data recording, digital image processing and analysis, and heat source for introduction of a thermal gradient, is described. The system provides excellent portability with minimal reliance on on-site electric power while maintaining excellent sensitivity to a variety of defects in typical U.S. Army composite structures. The portable system has demonstrated considerable flexibility in the nondestructive evaluation of a diverse assortment of composite structures for both aircraft and ground vehicle applications.
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Thomas S. Jones, Eric A. Lindgren, and Charles G. Pergantis "Infrared inspection of advanced army composites", Proc. SPIE 2473, Thermosense XVII: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (28 March 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204857
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