Optimizing components and evaluating technical performance of IR thermographic NDT systems

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A typical infrared (IR) thermographic system intended for active thermal/IR nondestructive testing includes a heat source, an IR imager and a computer. The software ensures acquisition and processing of IR image sequences to result in a binary map of defects or other image which is to be interpreted by a thermographer in order to meet inspection requirements. Typically, hardware developers supply a certain set of technical parameters of their units, such as heater power, imager temperature resolution, acquisition rate and a set of available data processing algorithms. The suggested approach allows optimization of inspection parameters if thermal and optical parameters of test materials are known.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601024
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 201621 Apr 2016


ConferenceThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
CountryUnited States


  • active thermal testing
  • composite
  • heat source
  • Infrared thermography
  • reference sample

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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