Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Aircraft; Corrostion Testing; Millimetre Waves; Nondestructive Testing

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

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