Free Motion Scanning System

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The present invention relates to an ultrasonic scanner and method for the imaging of a part surface, the scanner comprising: a probe assembly spaced apart from the surface including at least two tracking signals for emitting electromagnetic radiation and a transmitter for emitting ultrasonic waves onto a surface in order to induce at least a portion of said waves to be reflected from the surface, at least one detector for receiving the electromagnetic radiation wherein the detector is positioned to receive said radiation from the tracking signals, an analyzing means for recognizing a three-dimensional location of the tracking signals based ... continued below

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34 p.

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Sword, Charles K. June 18, 1998.

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  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
    Place of Publication: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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The present invention relates to an ultrasonic scanner and method for the imaging of a part surface, the scanner comprising: a probe assembly spaced apart from the surface including at least two tracking signals for emitting electromagnetic radiation and a transmitter for emitting ultrasonic waves onto a surface in order to induce at least a portion of said waves to be reflected from the surface, at least one detector for receiving the electromagnetic radiation wherein the detector is positioned to receive said radiation from the tracking signals, an analyzing means for recognizing a three-dimensional location of the tracking signals based on said emitted electromagnetic radiation, a differential conversion means for generating an output signal representative of the waveform of the reflected waves, and a means for relating said tracking signal location with the output signal and projecting an image of the resulting data. The scanner and method are particularly useful to acquire ultrasonic inspection data by scanning the probe-over a complex part surface in an arbitrary scanning pattern.

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34 p.

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OSTI as DE00782798

Medium: P; Size: 34 pages

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  • Patent File Date: 1998 Jun 18

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A9099337
  • Grant Number: AC11-93PN38195
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 782798
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718278

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Sword, Charles K. Free Motion Scanning System, patent, June 18, 1998; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718278/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.