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Handheld microwave imaging system for the inspection of non-metallic structures

Authors: Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr (Missouri University of Science and Technology) , Yuan Gao (Missouri University of Science and Technology) , Reza Zoughi (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

  • Handheld microwave imaging system for the inspection of non-metallic structures

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    Handheld microwave imaging system for the inspection of non-metallic structures

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Abstract

The utilization of non-metallic pipes, primarily fiberglass composites and high density polyethylene (HDPE), is ever expanding due to their corrosion resistance among other benefits. With that in mind, the inspection need for these nonmetallic pipes is rapidly growing. However, no viable robust solution currently exists for performing such inspections. Microwave synthetic aperture radar imaging technique has shown tremendous potential for inspection of such structures, in particular for the detection of flaws such as: porosity, voids, delamination and structural erosion. As such, this paper presents a handheld, field deployable, microwave imaging array for the inspection of non-metallic pipes, which consists of an easy to use imaging system for detecting flaws in such pipes in real-time. The design incorporates critically important and practical features, determined essential by potential users, such as: ease-of-use, and being light weight, real-time, and relatively low cost.

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Ghasr, M. T. & Gao, Y. . & Zoughi, R. ., (2019) “Handheld microwave imaging system for the inspection of non-metallic structures”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation .

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03 Dec 2019
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