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Fiber optic sensor for characterization of surface coatings
Author(s): Ernest A. Franke
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic sensor for determining the type and condition of aircraft coatings was originally developed to provide adaptive control of automated coating removal. The sensor, based on analysis of optical reflectance spectra, has also been found useful for determining the condition of other materials. Investigations have shown that artificial neural networks can be trained to recognize specific materials or material conditions from the sensor signals.

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Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2574, Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207752
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Ernest A. Franke, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2574:
Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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