AUTOMATED ULTRASONIC SYSTEM AND PATTERN RECOGNITION FOR SUBMARINE PRESSURE HULL INSPECTION. VOLUME I: MAIN REPORT

Authors
  1. Hay, D.R.
  2. Chan, R.W.Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);TEKTREND International Inc, Montreal QUE (CAN)
Abstract
An automated ultrasonic inspection and data collection system, APHIUS (Automated Pressure Hull Intelligent Ultrasonic System), was designed using a microcomputer as an ultrasonic testing and analysis workstation. Pulser-receiver and digitizer expansion boards within the computer provide acquisition of ultrasonic data. The computer monitor displays the conventional video and RF ultrasonic signals. Full waveforms are stored to disk for automated interpretation within the same computer either on-line or post test. A special expansion board incorporates an air-borne sonic location system for transducer position and logs the location of each digitzed waveform for depth profiling and corrosion mapping. Advanced pattern recognition methods are used for waveform interpretation with respect to defect type and size. The modular design permits the system to be configured for other NDT inspection methods such as eddy-currents, acoustic emission and acousto-ultrasonics.
Report Number
DREA-CR-90-409-VOL-1 — Contractor Report; See also Volumes II - IV (DSIS 90-03851 - 90-03853)
Date of publication
15 Apr 1990
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
90-03850
CANDIS No
66093
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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