Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

1-1-1996 12:00 AM

Description

This paper describes a new device, named the EMI Tester, that nondestructively detects the conductivity of surfaces beneath protective paint of varying thickness. This device utilizes a microwave stripline placed in contact with the surface to detect surface conductivity. It provides field maintenance personnel with an easy way to evaluate the EMI configuration of aircraft outer moldline surfaces. The device is small enough to be hand-held by service personnel and compatible with the field service environment.

Volume

15A

Chapter

Chapter 2: Emerging Inspection Technologies

Section

Microwave Techniques

Pages

701-704

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_91

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

A Microwave Transducer for Detecting Conductive Surfaces Beneath Protective Coatings

Seattle, WA

This paper describes a new device, named the EMI Tester, that nondestructively detects the conductivity of surfaces beneath protective paint of varying thickness. This device utilizes a microwave stripline placed in contact with the surface to detect surface conductivity. It provides field maintenance personnel with an easy way to evaluate the EMI configuration of aircraft outer moldline surfaces. The device is small enough to be hand-held by service personnel and compatible with the field service environment.