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A novel ultrasonic phased array inspection system to NDT for offshore platform structures
Author(s): Hua Wang; Baohua Shan; Xin Wang; Jinping Ou
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Paper Abstract

A novel ultrasonic phased array detection system is developed for nondestructive testing (NDT). The purpose of the system is to make acquisition of data in real-time from 64-element ultrasonic phased array transducer, and to enable real- time processing of the acquired data. The system is composed of five main parts: master unit, main board, eight transmit/receive units, a 64-element transducer and an external PC. The system can be used with 64 element transducers, excite 32 elements, receive and sample echo signals form 32 elements simultaneously at 62.5MHz with 8 bit precision. The external PC is used as the user interface showing the real time images and controls overall operation of the system through USB serial link. The use of Universal Serial Bus (USB) improves the transform speed and reduces hardware interface complexity. The program of the system is written in Visual C++.NET and is platform independent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6595, Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics III, 65951P (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725815
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Hua Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Baohua Shan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Xin Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinping Ou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6595:
Fundamental Problems of Optoelectronics and Microelectronics III

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