BibTex format

author = {Brierley, N and Tippetts, T and Cawley, P},
doi = {10.1063/1.4865057},
pages = {1912--1919},
publisher = {American Institute of Physics (AIP)},
title = {Improving the Reliability of Automated Non-Destructive Inspection},
url = {},
year = {2014}

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AB - In automated NDE a region of an inspected component is often interrogated several times, be it within a single data channel, across multiple channels or over the course of repeated inspections. The systematic combination of these diverse readings is recognized to provide a means to improve the reliability of the inspection, for example by enabling noise suppression. Specifically, such data fusion makes it possible to declare regions of the component defect-free to a very high probability whilst readily identifying indications. Registration, aligning input datasets to a common coordinate system, is a critical pre-computation before meaningful data fusion takes place. A novel scheme based on a multiobjective optimization is described. The developed data fusion framework, that is able to identify and rate possible indications in the dataset probabilistically, based on local data statistics, is outlined. The process is demonstrated on large data sets from the industrial ultrasonic testing of aerospace turbine disks, with major improvements in the probability of detection and probability of false call being obtained.
AU - Brierley,N
AU - Tippetts,T
AU - Cawley,P
DO - 10.1063/1.4865057
EP - 1919
PB - American Institute of Physics (AIP)
PY - 2014///
SN - 1551-7616
SP - 1912
TI - Improving the Reliability of Automated Non-Destructive Inspection
UR -
ER -