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Title: Manually operated small envelope scanner system

A scanner system and method for acquisition of position-based ultrasonic inspection data are described. The scanner system includes an inspection probe and a first non-contact linear encoder having a first sensor and a first scale to track inspection probe position. The first sensor is positioned to maintain a continuous non-contact interface between the first sensor and the first scale and to maintain a continuous alignment of the first sensor with the inspection probe. The scanner system may be used to acquire two-dimensional inspection probe position data by including a second non-contact linear encoder having a second sensor and a second scale, the second sensor positioned to maintain a continuous non-contact interface between the second sensor and the second scale and to maintain a continuous alignment of the second sensor with the first sensor.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1351825
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy BAPL
Patent Number(s):
9,625,421
Application Number:
14/254,058
Contract Number:
AC11-98PN38206
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 16
Research Org:
(United States); Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), West Mifflin, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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