Accession Number : ADA366930

Title :   Mobile Automated Scanner System (MAUS)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 91-15 Apr 99

Corporate Author : BOEING CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Palmer, Donald D., Jr. ; Wood, Nancy L.

PDF Url : ADA366930

Report Date : APR 1999

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : This report describes the full scale development of a portable, multi-modal, large area scanning system for nondestructive inspection of airframe structures. The Mobile Automated Scanner (U.S.) incorporated ultrasonic pulse echo, ultrasonic resonance and eddy current scanning capabilities with scan speeds up to 400 sq. ft./hr. The system generates C-scan formatted data for interpretation and archiving. Prototype systems were deployed at five Air Logistics Centers and two Navy depots for evaluation. The system was subsequently productionized as the MAUS IV.

Descriptors :   *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *ULTRASONICS, CORROSION, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, PROTOTYPES, AIRFRAMES, EDDY CURRENTS, AREA SCANNING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE