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Microwave detection of corrosion under paint and composite laminate coatings
Author(s): Nasser Qaddoumi; Reza Zoughi
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Paper Abstract

Microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive methods using open-ended sensors have shown great potential for detecting minute thickness variations in laminate structures, in particular those backed by a conducting plate. Similarly, slight variations in the composition of dielectric materials may also be detected using a set of optimal parameters which include the standoff distance and the frequency of operation. In this paper the potential of using an open- ended rectangular waveguide for detecting the presence of rust under common paint and composite laminate coatings will be demonstrated. An experimental scanned image of a steel specimen with an area of induced corrosion will also be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2945, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Aerospace Hardware, (14 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259109
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Nasser Qaddoumi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Reza Zoughi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2945:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Aerospace Hardware
Raymond D. Rempt; Alfred L. Broz, Editor(s)

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