Milestone 1: Complete
Finalize the ultrasonic signal processing capabilities within the Ultrasonic Phased-Array system and determine if an adhesive thickness algorithm can be applied to the USCAR production inspection equipment.
Milestone 2: Complete
Finalize and deploy an ultrasonic inspection system at one of the USCAR production plants. Develop a written procedure and provide initial training to inspection personnel.
Milestone 3: Ongoing
Manufacture the weak bond samples and evaluate a wide array of candidate NDI methods. Down-select a nondestructive inspection technique that can accurately detect/assess “kissing” or weak bonds. (Final Tasks 10 – 15 of the project)