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Title: Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system

Abstract

An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores is described. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90/sup 0/ to minimize optical distortion in examing the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable if examing 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4-inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and righ angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5377385
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-05-029428; EDB-80-085066
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BOREHOLES; INSPECTION; BORESCOPES; DESIGN; FIBER OPTICS; MACHINING; MIRRORS; CAVITIES; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Lord, D.E., Petrini, R.R., and Carter, G.W. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system. United States: N. p., Web.
Lord, D.E., Petrini, R.R., & Carter, G.W. Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system. United States.
Lord, D.E., Petrini, R.R., and Carter, G.W. . "Small diameter, deep bore optical inspection system". United States.
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abstractNote = {An improved rod optic system for inspecting small diameter, deep bores is described. The system consists of a rod optic system utilizing a curved mirror at the end of the rod lens such that the optical path through the system is bent 90/sup 0/ to minimize optical distortion in examing the sides of a curved bore. The system is particularly useful in the examination of small bores for corrosion, and is capable if examing 1/16 inch diameter and up to 4-inch deep drill holes, for example. The positioning of the curved mirror allows simultaneous viewing from shallow and righ angle points of observation of the same artifact (such as corrosion) in the bore hole. The improved rod optic system may be used for direct eye sighting, or in combination with a still camera or a low-light television monitor; particularly low-light color television.},
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