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Compton imaging tomography technique for NDE of large nonuniform structures
Author(s): Victor Grubsky; Volodymyr Romanov; Ned Patton; Tomasz Jannson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe a new nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique called Compton Imaging Tomography (CIT) for reconstructing the complete three-dimensional internal structure of an object, based on the registration of multiple two-dimensional Compton-scattered x-ray images of the object. CIT provides high resolution and sensitivity with virtually any material, including lightweight structures and organics, which normally pose problems in conventional x-ray computed tomography because of low contrast. The CIT technique requires only one-sided access to the object, has no limitation on the object's size, and can be applied to high-resolution real-time in situ NDE of large aircraft/spacecraft structures and components. Theoretical and experimental results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8144, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII, 81440G (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894059
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Grubsky, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Volodymyr Romanov, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Ned Patton, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8144:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XII
Gary P Grim; Richard C. Schirato, Editor(s)

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