Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 PM

Description

The D Sight optical set up was first assembled nearly ten years ago at Diffracto Ltd. It has received several patents, the first of which was in the United States [1]. Since the mid 1980’s, D Sight has been successfully applied to surface quality inspections, particularly in the automotive and plastics industries. Recently, Komorowski et al. [2–5] have shown several potential applications of D Sight in the field of nondestructive inspection of aircraft structures. The technique has been shown to be particularly effective in locating nonvisible impact damage on large surfaces of aircraft structures built from composite materials. The early work at the IAR, NRCC led to a development program for a D Sight based device for impact damage location. In parallel, new potential applications for D Sight have been identified.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Development of Standard Techniques

Section

Optical Techniques

Pages

449-455

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_58

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Application of diffracto sight ot the nondestructive inspection of aircraft structures

La Jolla, CA

The D Sight optical set up was first assembled nearly ten years ago at Diffracto Ltd. It has received several patents, the first of which was in the United States [1]. Since the mid 1980’s, D Sight has been successfully applied to surface quality inspections, particularly in the automotive and plastics industries. Recently, Komorowski et al. [2–5] have shown several potential applications of D Sight in the field of nondestructive inspection of aircraft structures. The technique has been shown to be particularly effective in locating nonvisible impact damage on large surfaces of aircraft structures built from composite materials. The early work at the IAR, NRCC led to a development program for a D Sight based device for impact damage location. In parallel, new potential applications for D Sight have been identified.