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Laser ultrasonic multi-component imaging

United States Patent

January 25, 2011
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Acoustic Imaging Suite
Techniques for ultrasonic determination of the interfacial relationship of multi-component systems are discussed. In implementations, a laser energy source may be used to excite a multi-component system including a first component and a second component at least in partial contact with the first component. Vibrations resulting from the excitation may be detected for correlation with a resonance pattern indicating if discontinuity exists at the interface of the first and second components.
Williams; Thomas K. (Federal Way, WA), Telschow; Kenneth (Des Moines, WA)
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL), Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 017,726
January 22, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The subject matter of this application was made with United States Government support under DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.