Original Date: 10/14/1988
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Fluoroscopic Inspection
A sophisticated fluoroscopic inspection system is used to detect a large number of anomalies. Among them are ply orientation, ply count, void detection, water entrapment, foreign object detection, detail fit-up, core defects, and sealant around fasteners. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) is currently improving its visualization and recording capability, and establishing an overall inspection approach that includes the computer aided tomography (CAT) scan technique.
The effort to improve visualization and recording capability is focused on digitizing the output. With the use of a digital computer, results can be pictured graphically, noise can be reduced, and resolution can be improved.
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