Early detection of corrosion precursor pitting and estimation of its overall dimensions directly affects the required effort and cost associated with repair and maintenance of critical aircraft structural components. The magnitude and phase of a reflected signal from a pitting are directly related to its dimensions. This paper presents a millimeter wave probe and a sizing procedure used to detect and evaluate overall pitting dimensions.
M. T. Ghasr et al., "Size Evaluation of Corrosion Precursor Pitting using Near-Field Millimeter Wave Nondestructive Testing Methods," AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Apr 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1916723
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Aircraft; Corrostion Testing; Millimetre Waves; Nondestructive Testing
Article - Conference proceedings
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