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Title: Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections

Abstract

An ultrasonic probe deployment device in which an ultrasound-transmitting liquid forms the portion of the ultrasonic wave path in contact with the surface being inspected (i.e., the inspection surface). A seal constrains flow of the liquid, for example preventing the liquid from surging out and flooding the inspection surface. The seal is not rigid and conforms to variations in the shape and unevenness of the inspection surface, thus forming a seal (although possibly a leaky seal) around the liquid. The probe preferably is held in place to produce optimum ultrasonic focus on the area of interest. Use of encoders can facilitate the production of C-scan area maps of the material being inspected.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Placitas, NM
  2. Albuquerque, NM
  3. Boomfield Hills, MI
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1035796
Patent Number(s):
8,087,298
Application Number:
12/401,321
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

DiMambro, Joseph, Roach, Dennis P, Rackow, Kirk A, Nelson, Ciji L, Dasch, Cameron J, and Moore, David G. Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
DiMambro, Joseph, Roach, Dennis P, Rackow, Kirk A, Nelson, Ciji L, Dasch, Cameron J, & Moore, David G. Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections. United States.
DiMambro, Joseph, Roach, Dennis P, Rackow, Kirk A, Nelson, Ciji L, Dasch, Cameron J, and Moore, David G. Tue . "Ultrasonic probe deployment device for increased wave transmission and rapid area scan inspections". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1035796.
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