Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

Phased array techniques, providing an electronic control of the beam, are widely used in ultrasonic imaging. Such techniques, making use of array transducers with delayed transmission pulse on each element, allow to steer and focus the beam, enabling various testing configurations and imaging procedures : sector scanning and tomography, tracking echoes, depth focusing. In nuclear industry, various configurations of geometry and materials are encountered, which require many different testing configurations. The CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) has developed an adaptive system based on phased array techniques dynamically controlled by a multi-channel acquisition system: theF.A.U.S.T. (Focusing Adaptive UltraSonic Tomography) system. This system aims at improving the performances of nondestructive testing, particularly for what concerns the adaptability to different control configurations and defect characterization. Previous works have described this system, its performances for beam forming and also its specific abilities for defect characterization using beam steering or spatial amplitude distribution at reception [1, 2].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 7: New Inspection/Control Procedures

Section

New Techniques

Pages

1689-1695

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_219

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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NDT of Specimen of Complex Geometry Using Ultrasonic Adaptive Techniques - The F.A.U.S.T. System

La Jolla, CA

Phased array techniques, providing an electronic control of the beam, are widely used in ultrasonic imaging. Such techniques, making use of array transducers with delayed transmission pulse on each element, allow to steer and focus the beam, enabling various testing configurations and imaging procedures : sector scanning and tomography, tracking echoes, depth focusing. In nuclear industry, various configurations of geometry and materials are encountered, which require many different testing configurations. The CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) has developed an adaptive system based on phased array techniques dynamically controlled by a multi-channel acquisition system: theF.A.U.S.T. (Focusing Adaptive UltraSonic Tomography) system. This system aims at improving the performances of nondestructive testing, particularly for what concerns the adaptability to different control configurations and defect characterization. Previous works have described this system, its performances for beam forming and also its specific abilities for defect characterization using beam steering or spatial amplitude distribution at reception [1, 2].