Pulse-compression infrared thermography is an emerging nondestructive testing and evaluation technique. An analysis of the main issues hampering the full exploitation of this technique is presented from both theoretical and experimental point of view and various strategies are introduced to overcome these problems and optimize the defect detection performance. A comparison between conventional pulse-compression thermography procedures and the proposed one is reported, using an LED modulated with a Barker sequence as coded excitation, and a carbon fibre composite benchmark sample containing artificial defects at different depths. The experimental results show that the suggested signal processing procedure assures a higher SNR and hence an improved defect detection capability. In addition, a time-analysis of such signals allows the correlation between the depth of defects and heat diffusion time to be more clearly identified.

Optimization of the pulse-compression technique applied to the infrared thermography nondestructive evaluation

SILIPIGNI, GIUSEPPE;BURRASCANO, Pietro;PETRUCCI, ROBERTO;SENNI, Luca;TORRE, Luigi;RICCI, MARCO
2017

Abstract

Pulse-compression infrared thermography is an emerging nondestructive testing and evaluation technique. An analysis of the main issues hampering the full exploitation of this technique is presented from both theoretical and experimental point of view and various strategies are introduced to overcome these problems and optimize the defect detection performance. A comparison between conventional pulse-compression thermography procedures and the proposed one is reported, using an LED modulated with a Barker sequence as coded excitation, and a carbon fibre composite benchmark sample containing artificial defects at different depths. The experimental results show that the suggested signal processing procedure assures a higher SNR and hence an improved defect detection capability. In addition, a time-analysis of such signals allows the correlation between the depth of defects and heat diffusion time to be more clearly identified.
2017
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