Accession Number : ADA187107

Title :   High-Resolution Real-Time Radiography (RTR) System Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 83-Nov 86,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Klynn, L M ; Barry, R C ; Barker, M D ; Bueno, C ; Maple, T G

PDF Url : ADA187107

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : A high-resolution real-time radiography (RTR) system was designed for aerospace component x-ray inspections in the 20 to 300 kV range. Particulate and glass x-ray converters, image intensifiers, and video camera components were performance tested for resolution greater than 10 lp/mm, dynamic range greater tha 1000, contrast sensitivity of 1%, and image size of 12 x12 in. A breadboard RTR system, constructed with optimized components, produced 1024 x 1024 pixels per image with 8 bits per pixel. Computer controlled optical zooming achieved horizontal fields of view from 12.8 to 0.5 in. and corresponding resolutions of 3 to 80 pixels mm. Conceptual high-resolution RTR prototype systems were designed using the test results. Keywords: Real-time radiography; Display screens; X-ray converters.

Descriptors :   *INSPECTION, *RADIOGRAPHY, *X RAY APPARATUS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, CAMERA COMPONENTS, CONVERTERS, DYNAMIC RANGE, HIGH RESOLUTION, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), IMAGES, OPTIMIZATION, PROTOTYPES, REAL TIME, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), VIDEO SIGNALS, X RAYS, BREADBOARD MODELS, REAL TIME, FIGURE OF MERIT, GADOLINIUM COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE