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9 September 1999 Advanced particular digital signal processing in a real-time laser-speckle-correlation-based strain sensor with optical preprocessing
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Proceedings Volume 3823, Laser Metrology and Inspection; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360971
Event: Industrial Lasers and Inspection (EUROPTO Series), 1999, Munich, Germany
Abstract
Some material testing procedures do require the determination of surface element displacements and displacement gradients through non-contacting preferably optical techniques able to operate at relatively high measuring rates. They are essential in particular load-dynamic testing of mechanical properties of so called new materials such as ceramics matrix compounds (CMC) which show creep-effects at their usual operating temperature beyond 1000 degrees Celsius but also testing of thin films down to thicknesses in the range of microns where contacting methods are clearly prohibitive. In this paper we present a displacement sensor system and the signal processing necessary to determine engineering strain within specimen which employs both optical and digital signal processing to form -- in a hybrid way -- a two-dimensional cross-correlation function used to estimate feature displacements on speckled images drawn from surface inspection. It is further shown, that optimal Lloyd-Max quantizers implemented in the analog- to-digital converter (ADC) used in combination with a particular digital correlation algorithm are able to yield a further increase of the measuring rates compared with standard digital correlation techniques.
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Christian M. Kargel and Bernhard G. Zagar "Advanced particular digital signal processing in a real-time laser-speckle-correlation-based strain sensor with optical preprocessing", Proc. SPIE 3823, Laser Metrology and Inspection, (9 September 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360971
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