This article focuses on three recent applications of microwave and millimeter wave NDT&E techniques that involve novel instrumentation development and measurements, including: 1) disbond detection in strengthened concrete bridge members retrofitted with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite laminates; 2) corrosion and precursor pitting detection in painted aluminum and steel substrates; and 3) detection of flaws in spray-on foam insulation and the acreage heat tiles of the Space Shuttle through focused and synthetic imaging techniques. These applications have been performed at the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl) at the University of Missouri-Rolla.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Millimeter Wave Measurement; Composite Testing and Evaluation; Corrosion and Pitting under Paint Detection and Evaluation; Electromagnetic Formulation-Probe Development and Antennas; Infrastructure Testing and Cement-Based Material Evaluation; Material Characterization; Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging

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Microwave measurements
Nondestructive testing

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Article - Journal

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