Presenter Information

T J. Moran, United States Air Force

Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1979 12:00 AM

Description

The mission of the NDE Branch of the Air Force Materials Laboratory is twofold: first, to support the overhaul and maintenance functions, and second, to provide new technology to allow the development of more durable and higher performance equipment. The lack of a mature NDE technology base, coupled with identifiable future needs, necessitates a long term commitment to providing generic capabilities. However, the severity of present day problems and the high payoff which would result from their solution, create's a strong demand for programs aimed at short term results. The attempt by the Materials Laboratory to balance these competing demands will be discussed. In addition, a potential application of quantitative NDE to an Air Force problem will be discussed in terms of the NDE requirements and possible benefits. This will illustrate the necessity of maintaining the effort to develop the technology base.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE

Chapter

2. Introductory

Pages

3-5

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Balancing Technological Opportunities vs. Operational Requirements: an AFML Challenge

La Jolla, CA

The mission of the NDE Branch of the Air Force Materials Laboratory is twofold: first, to support the overhaul and maintenance functions, and second, to provide new technology to allow the development of more durable and higher performance equipment. The lack of a mature NDE technology base, coupled with identifiable future needs, necessitates a long term commitment to providing generic capabilities. However, the severity of present day problems and the high payoff which would result from their solution, create's a strong demand for programs aimed at short term results. The attempt by the Materials Laboratory to balance these competing demands will be discussed. In addition, a potential application of quantitative NDE to an Air Force problem will be discussed in terms of the NDE requirements and possible benefits. This will illustrate the necessity of maintaining the effort to develop the technology base.