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Title: Dual-band infrared imaging to detect corrosion damage within airframes and concrete structures

Abstract

We are developing dual-band infrared (DBIR) imaging and detection techniques to inspect air frames and concrete bridge decks for hidden corrosion damage. Using selective DBIR image ratios,, we enhanced surface temperature contrast and removed surface emissivity noise associated with clutter. Our surface temperature maps depicted defect sites, which heat and cool at different rates than their surroundings. Our emissivity-ratio maps tagged and removed the masking effects of surface clutter. For airframe inspections, we used time-resolved DBIR temperature, emissivity-ratio and composite thermal inertia maps to locate corrosion-thinning effects within a flash-heated Boeing 737 airframe. Emissivity-ratio maps tagged and removed clutter sites from uneven paint, dirt and surface markers. Temperature and thermal inertia maps characterized defect sites, types, sizes, thicknesses, thermal properties and material-loss effects from air frame corrosion. For concrete inspections, we mapped DBIR temperature and emissivity-ratio patterns to better interpret surrogate delamination sites within naturally-heated, concrete slabs and remove the clutter mask from sand pile-up, grease stains, rocks and other surface objects.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10119208
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-115950; CONF-940483-1
ON: DE94006047; CNN: Agreement DTFA03-92-A-00007
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. SPIE thermosense: international conference on thermal sensing and imaging and diagnostic applications,Orlando, FL (United States),4-8 Apr 1994; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS; INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY; BRIDGES; CONCRETES; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; EMISSIVITY; ALUMINIUM; 420200; 440600; FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNIQUES; OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Del Grande, N.K., and Durbin, P.F. Dual-band infrared imaging to detect corrosion damage within airframes and concrete structures. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Del Grande, N.K., & Durbin, P.F. Dual-band infrared imaging to detect corrosion damage within airframes and concrete structures. United States.
Del Grande, N.K., and Durbin, P.F. Sat . "Dual-band infrared imaging to detect corrosion damage within airframes and concrete structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10119208.
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abstractNote = {We are developing dual-band infrared (DBIR) imaging and detection techniques to inspect air frames and concrete bridge decks for hidden corrosion damage. Using selective DBIR image ratios,, we enhanced surface temperature contrast and removed surface emissivity noise associated with clutter. Our surface temperature maps depicted defect sites, which heat and cool at different rates than their surroundings. Our emissivity-ratio maps tagged and removed the masking effects of surface clutter. For airframe inspections, we used time-resolved DBIR temperature, emissivity-ratio and composite thermal inertia maps to locate corrosion-thinning effects within a flash-heated Boeing 737 airframe. Emissivity-ratio maps tagged and removed clutter sites from uneven paint, dirt and surface markers. Temperature and thermal inertia maps characterized defect sites, types, sizes, thicknesses, thermal properties and material-loss effects from air frame corrosion. For concrete inspections, we mapped DBIR temperature and emissivity-ratio patterns to better interpret surrogate delamination sites within naturally-heated, concrete slabs and remove the clutter mask from sand pile-up, grease stains, rocks and other surface objects.},
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