Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

Radiographic inspection is an essential tool in the nondestructive evaluation of devices such as solid rocket motors which must work properly when fired. The advent of real-time radiographic (RTR) inspection systems has dramatically improved the throughput and coverage of these inspections over film-based techniques. The RTR inspection, however, is only as sensitive as the system used. Qualitative measures of image quality which were originally developed for film-based inspection have been applied to these real-time systems. While these qualitative measures are useful, there is a clear need to develop quantitative measures which are more appropriate for the RTR inspection systems which do not rely on a subjective judgement and which can be used to indicate the cause of problems in the system.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6A

Chapter

Chapter 1: General Techniques—Fundamentals

Section

X-Ray, CT, and NMR

Pages

379-387

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_44

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Quantitative Analysis of Real-Time Radiographic Systems

La Jolla, CA

Radiographic inspection is an essential tool in the nondestructive evaluation of devices such as solid rocket motors which must work properly when fired. The advent of real-time radiographic (RTR) inspection systems has dramatically improved the throughput and coverage of these inspections over film-based techniques. The RTR inspection, however, is only as sensitive as the system used. Qualitative measures of image quality which were originally developed for film-based inspection have been applied to these real-time systems. While these qualitative measures are useful, there is a clear need to develop quantitative measures which are more appropriate for the RTR inspection systems which do not rely on a subjective judgement and which can be used to indicate the cause of problems in the system.