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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. 15 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
106709
Patent Number(s):
5,454,045
Application Number:
PAN: 8-228,477
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Sep 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; PATTERN RECOGNITION; ULTRASONIC WAVES; IMAGES; DECISION MAKING; STATISTICS; SECURITY

Citation Formats

Perkins, R W, Fuller, J L, Doctor, S R, Good, M S, Heasler, P G, Skorpik, J R, and Hansen, N 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, R W, Fuller, J L, Doctor, S R, Good, M S, Heasler, P G, Skorpik, J R, & Hansen, N H. Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features. United States.
Perkins, R W, Fuller, J L, Doctor, S R, Good, M S, Heasler, P G, Skorpik, J R, and Hansen, N H. Tue . "Apparatus and method for identification and recognition of an item with ultrasonic patterns from item subsurface micro-features". United States.
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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. 15 figs.},
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