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Title: Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features

Abstract

The present invention is a means and method for identification and recognition of an item by ultrasonic imaging of material microfeatures and/or macrofeatures within the bulk volume of a material. The invention is based upon ultrasonic interrogation and imaging of material microfeatures within the body of material by accepting only reflected ultrasonic energy from a preselected plane or volume within the material. An initial interrogation produces an identification reference. Subsequent new scans are statistically compared to the identification reference for making a match/non-match decision.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870088
Patent Number(s):
US 5454045
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; identification; recognition; item; ultrasonic; patterns; subsurface; micro-features; means; imaging; material; microfeatures; macrofeatures; bulk; volume; based; interrogation; accepting; reflected; energy; preselected; plane; initial; produces; reference; subsequent; scans; statistically; compared; match; non-match; decision; bulk volume; ultrasonic energy; reflected ultrasonic; selected plane; ultrasonic imaging; /382/73/

Citation Formats

Perkins, Richard W, Fuller, James L, Doctor, Steven R, Good, Morris S, Heasler, Patrick G, Skorpik, James R, and Hansen, Norman H. Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Perkins, Richard W, Fuller, James L, Doctor, Steven R, Good, Morris S, Heasler, Patrick G, Skorpik, James R, & Hansen, Norman H. Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features. United States.
Perkins, Richard W, Fuller, James L, Doctor, Steven R, Good, Morris S, Heasler, Patrick G, Skorpik, James R, and Hansen, Norman H. Sun . "Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870088.
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title = {Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features},
author = {Perkins, Richard W and Fuller, James L and Doctor, Steven R and Good, Morris S and Heasler, Patrick G and Skorpik, James R and Hansen, Norman H},
abstractNote = {The present invention is a means and method for identification and recognition of an item by ultrasonic imaging of material microfeatures and/or macrofeatures within the bulk volume of a material. The invention is based upon ultrasonic interrogation and imaging of material microfeatures within the body of material by accepting only reflected ultrasonic energy from a preselected plane or volume within the material. An initial interrogation produces an identification reference. Subsequent new scans are statistically compared to the identification reference for making a match/non-match decision.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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