Active Microwave Thermography -- A New Twist on Microwave NDT
The field of microwave nondestructive testing (NDT) includes numerous test and measurement techniques with a wide range of applications. It is a field that I have been a part of since my undergraduate days, and one that I now contribute to as an academician, along with my own undergraduate and graduate students. I feel extremely fortunate to have the job that I have and the research team with whom I work, and as such, would like to share some of what we do on a regular basis. When I give students and visitors tours of my lab, they are often surprised to see the sorts of items sitting on our lab benches. Along with the expected items (antennas, power supplies, etc.), one may also see a microwave oven, a thermal camera, corroded steel rebar, and small concrete samples.
K. M. Donnell, "Active Microwave Thermography -- A New Twist on Microwave NDT," IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 24-26, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/MIM.2016.7477949
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Education; Microwaves; Students, Active microwave; Concrete samples; Graduate students; Microwave non-destructive testing; Power supply; Research teams; Test and measurement; Thermal camera, Nondestructive examination
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