A fly-by robotic tank inspection end effector

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A robotic end effector has been developed that is capable of performing fly-by-fly, electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection of the inside of the U.S. Department of Energy`s waste storage tanks. Furthermore, the system is also capable of sizing defects through its unique NDE technique, Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM). The NDE data is recorded and logged electronically and is tagged with position data from the deploying manipulator, allowing a complete mapping of the tank walls and future return to defect sites.

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Girtleman, M.M.; Robertson, B.; Gascor, T.; Wightman, B. & Hughes, G. December 31, 1996.

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A robotic end effector has been developed that is capable of performing fly-by-fly, electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and visual inspection of the inside of the U.S. Department of Energy`s waste storage tanks. Furthermore, the system is also capable of sizing defects through its unique NDE technique, Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM). The NDE data is recorded and logged electronically and is tagged with position data from the deploying manipulator, allowing a complete mapping of the tank walls and future return to defect sites.

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9 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052238

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  • Conference on industry partnerships to deploy environmental technology, Morgantown, WV (United States), 22-24 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97052238
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/30363--97/C0796
  • Report No.: CONF-9610231--36
  • Grant Number: AR21-93MC30363
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 491996
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681233

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Girtleman, M.M.; Robertson, B.; Gascor, T.; Wightman, B. & Hughes, G. A fly-by robotic tank inspection end effector, article, December 31, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681233/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.