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X-ray backscatter tomography for nondestructive evaluation at the Naval Research Laboratory
Author(s): Chester F. Poranski; Y. S. Ham; Edward C. Greenawald; C. Draper; J. Chow; Leroy J. Levenberry
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Paper Abstract

Because of its ability to provide radiographic information from one side of a structure, x-ray backscatter tomography (XBT) offers great promise for NDE where other methods are thwarted by object size or inaccessibility. For several years NRL has been using a Philips ComScan semiportable XBT unit to develop an underwater NDE system for Navy sonar domes on surface vessels. Along the way we have had opportunities to apply this new technology to samples of a number of other materials. We will describe progress toward our dome inspection system and results from other materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2459, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications, (19 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212560
Show Author Affiliations
Chester F. Poranski, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Y. S. Ham, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Edward C. Greenawald, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)
C. Draper, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)
J. Chow, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)
Leroy J. Levenberry, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2459:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Maritime Applications
Richard B. Mignogna, Editor(s)

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