This paper presents a two-phase imaging methodology to characterise damage in composite laminates utilising Lamb
waves generated by integrated piezoceramic transducers. The proposed methodology uses the transducers to sequentially
scan the composite laminates before and after the presence of damage by transmitting and receiving Lamb wave pulses.
In phase one the damage localisation image is reconstructed by analysing the cross-correlation of the wavelet extracted
information from scatter signals with the excitation pulse for each transducer pair. A potential damage area is then
reconstructed by superimposing the image observed from each actuator and sensor signal path. In phase two Lamb wave
diffraction tomography is used to reconstruct an image quantifying size and shape of the damage based on the same set
of measurement data and identified damage location in phase one. The two-phase imaging approach together with the
modified diffraction tomography reconstruction algorithm enables a significant reduction of the required number of
transducers without the need to know the damage location in advance. Numerical and experimental results are presented
to demonstrate the efficiency, accuracy and sensitivity of the proposed methodology.