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Title: Identify and Quantify the Mechanistic Sources of Sensor Performance Variation Between Individual Sensors SN1 and SN2

Abstract

This Technical Letter Report satisfies the M3AR-14PN2301022 milestone, and is focused on identifying and quantifying the mechanistic sources of sensor performance variation between individual 22-element, linear phased-array sensor prototypes, SN1 and SN2. This effort constitutes an iterative evolution that supports the longer term goal of producing and demonstrating a pre-manufacturing prototype ultrasonic probe that possesses the fundamental performance characteristics necessary to enable the development of a high-temperature sodium-cooled fast reactor inspection system. The scope of the work for this portion of the PNNL effort conducted in FY14 includes performing a comparative evaluation and assessment of the performance characteristics of the SN1 and SN2 22 element PA-UT probes manufactured at PNNL. Key transducer performance parameters, such as sound field dimensions, resolution capabilities, frequency response, and bandwidth are used as a metric for the comparative evaluation and assessment of the SN1 and SN2 engineering test units.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1339935
Report Number(s):
PNNL-23531
RC0423000; TRN: US1701488
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; PERFORMANCE; SENSORS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; SODIUM COOLED REACTORS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; VARIATIONS; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; FAST REACTORS; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; PROBES; RESOLUTION; TRANSDUCERS; liquid metal; nuclear reactor; liquid solium; phased array probe; ultrasonic; under sodium viewing

Citation Formats

Diaz, Aaron A., Baldwin, David L., Cinson, Anthony D., Jones, Anthony M., Larche, Michael R., Mathews, Royce, Mullen, Crystal A., Pardini, Allan F., Posakony, Gerald J., Prowant, Matthew S., Hartman, Trenton S., and Edwards, Matthew K. Identify and Quantify the Mechanistic Sources of Sensor Performance Variation Between Individual Sensors SN1 and SN2. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1339935.
Diaz, Aaron A., Baldwin, David L., Cinson, Anthony D., Jones, Anthony M., Larche, Michael R., Mathews, Royce, Mullen, Crystal A., Pardini, Allan F., Posakony, Gerald J., Prowant, Matthew S., Hartman, Trenton S., & Edwards, Matthew K. Identify and Quantify the Mechanistic Sources of Sensor Performance Variation Between Individual Sensors SN1 and SN2. United States. doi:10.2172/1339935.
Diaz, Aaron A., Baldwin, David L., Cinson, Anthony D., Jones, Anthony M., Larche, Michael R., Mathews, Royce, Mullen, Crystal A., Pardini, Allan F., Posakony, Gerald J., Prowant, Matthew S., Hartman, Trenton S., and Edwards, Matthew K. Wed . "Identify and Quantify the Mechanistic Sources of Sensor Performance Variation Between Individual Sensors SN1 and SN2". United States. doi:10.2172/1339935. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339935.
@article{osti_1339935,
title = {Identify and Quantify the Mechanistic Sources of Sensor Performance Variation Between Individual Sensors SN1 and SN2},
author = {Diaz, Aaron A. and Baldwin, David L. and Cinson, Anthony D. and Jones, Anthony M. and Larche, Michael R. and Mathews, Royce and Mullen, Crystal A. and Pardini, Allan F. and Posakony, Gerald J. and Prowant, Matthew S. and Hartman, Trenton S. and Edwards, Matthew K.},
abstractNote = {This Technical Letter Report satisfies the M3AR-14PN2301022 milestone, and is focused on identifying and quantifying the mechanistic sources of sensor performance variation between individual 22-element, linear phased-array sensor prototypes, SN1 and SN2. This effort constitutes an iterative evolution that supports the longer term goal of producing and demonstrating a pre-manufacturing prototype ultrasonic probe that possesses the fundamental performance characteristics necessary to enable the development of a high-temperature sodium-cooled fast reactor inspection system. The scope of the work for this portion of the PNNL effort conducted in FY14 includes performing a comparative evaluation and assessment of the performance characteristics of the SN1 and SN2 22 element PA-UT probes manufactured at PNNL. Key transducer performance parameters, such as sound field dimensions, resolution capabilities, frequency response, and bandwidth are used as a metric for the comparative evaluation and assessment of the SN1 and SN2 engineering test units.},
doi = {10.2172/1339935},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 06 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Wed Aug 06 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}

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