Automation for nondestructive inspection of aircraft
- Siegel, M. W.
- Mar 1, 1994.
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- 1 electronic document
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- We discuss the motivation and an architectural framework for using small mobile robots as automated aids to operators of nondestructive inspection (NDI) equipment. We review the need for aircraft skin inspection, and identify the constraints in commercial airlines operations that make small mobile robots the most attractive alternative for automated aids for NDI procedures. We describe the design and performance of the robot (ANDI) that we designed, built, and are testing for deployment of eddy current probes in prescribed commercial aircraft inspections. We discuss recent work aimed at also providing robotic aids for visual inspection.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19940026067., Accession ID: 94N30572., AIAA PAPER 94-1223-CP., and NASA. Johnson Space Center, Conference on Intelligent Robotics in Field, Factory, Service, and Space (CIRFFSS 1994), Volume 1; p 367-377.
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