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Title: Method and apparatus for automated thermal imaging of combustor liners and other products

Abstract

A method and apparatus are provided for automated non-destructive evaluation (NDE) thermal imaging tests of combustor liners and other products. The apparatus for automated NDE thermal imaging testing of a sample includes a flash lamp positioned at a first side of the sample. An infrared camera is positioned near a second side of the sample. A linear positioning system supports the sample. A data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the flash lamp for triggering the flash lamp. The data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the infrared camera for acquiring and processing image data. The data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the linear positioning system for positioning the sample for sequentially acquiring image data.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531449
Patent Number(s):
6517236
Application Number:
09/784,597
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2001-02-15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Sun, Jiangang, Ellingson, William A., and Deemer, Chris M. Method and apparatus for automated thermal imaging of combustor liners and other products. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Sun, Jiangang, Ellingson, William A., & Deemer, Chris M. Method and apparatus for automated thermal imaging of combustor liners and other products. United States.
Sun, Jiangang, Ellingson, William A., and Deemer, Chris M. Tue . "Method and apparatus for automated thermal imaging of combustor liners and other products". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531449.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are provided for automated non-destructive evaluation (NDE) thermal imaging tests of combustor liners and other products. The apparatus for automated NDE thermal imaging testing of a sample includes a flash lamp positioned at a first side of the sample. An infrared camera is positioned near a second side of the sample. A linear positioning system supports the sample. A data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the flash lamp for triggering the flash lamp. The data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the infrared camera for acquiring and processing image data. The data acquisition and processing computer is coupled to the linear positioning system for positioning the sample for sequentially acquiring image data.},
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