Wireless 3D localization applied to the manual ultrasonic inspection of complex-geometry composite components.

Ojeda, Fernando; TECNATOM S.A.; Spain

Ojeda, F.; Tecnatom S.A.; Spain

ID: ECNDT-0444-2018
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Session: Aerospace 4
Room: G1
Date: 2018-06-13
Time: 09:40 - 10:00

An innovative method is described for obtaining high-quality and reliable ultrasonic C-Scan images during manual inspection. This method is based on visual tracking techniques and allows for inspection of components with complex geometry, avoiding the need for electro-mechanical devices, such as articulated arms or wire-encoders. Additionally, the most critical requirements for this method are described and compared with traditional inspection methods, in terms of productivity, ease of operation, performance and cost. This analysis is based on the operating experience and results obtained in aeronautical production environments.