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28 March 1986 Thermal Sensing For Industrial Quality Control
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Some infrared sensing techniques for the industrial quality control of composite or stratified materials are described. The surface of the material is heated, typically by a coherent or incoherent light source, and the surface temperature evolution is monitored either by a single-spot infrared detector or by an infrared camera. Subsurface thermal discontinuities are detected by an analysis of the recorded signal. Signal-processing techniques using reference-subtraction either in the space- or in the time-domain are described which are particularly well-suited to the industrial inspection environment. Experimental results obtained with aluminum-plastics, aluminum-aluminum, and graphite--epoxy laminates are described.
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P. Cielo, R. Lewak, and D. L. Balageas "Thermal Sensing For Industrial Quality Control", Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950885
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