Image reconstruction of flaws using ramp response signatures

V. V. Varadan, S. J. Tsao, V. K. Varadan, B. R. Tittmann

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A new method for generating three dimensional images of flaws in elastic solids from backscattered data at a finite number of look angles (usually 2 to 3) is presented. The procedure is based on the physical elastodynamics aporoximation which leads to a relationship between the backscattered ramp response to an incident ultrasonic ramp pulse and the area of cross section of the object along the “line of sight.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Sep 10 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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