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Sensors for process monitoring and control of polymer composites
Author(s): Jennifer J. Zinck; Keith C. Fuller; M. R. Vince; Chan S. Bak; M. Duchesne Courtney; K. W. Kirby; Gilmore J. Dunning; Joseph A. Wysocki; Janice Brown; Renee M. Kent
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Paper Abstract

Two sensors have been evaluated as components of a sensor suite to be used to characterize polymer composite cure; the evanescent wave visible light sensor (EWVLS) and the curing resin emission sensor (CuRE). These two sensors have been sued to characterize the cure of HEXCEL F650 BMI graphite fabric composite in a laminate process. Our results indicate that the EWVLS signature may be useful for process control and that the CuRE sensor provides important diagnostic information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2948, Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing, (15 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259191
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Jennifer J. Zinck, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Keith C. Fuller, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
M. R. Vince, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Chan S. Bak, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
M. Duchesne Courtney, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
K. W. Kirby, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Gilmore J. Dunning, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Joseph A. Wysocki, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Janice Brown, Hughes Missile Systems Co. (United States)
Renee M. Kent, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2948:
Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing
Richard H. Bossi; Tom Moran, Editor(s)

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