Implementation of Self-Noise Suppression Techniques for Ultrasonic Correlation Systems

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1997
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Kayani, Jahangir
Russell, Steve
Wormley, Samuel
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Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Begun in 1973, the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) is the premier international NDE meeting designed to provide an interface between research and early engineering through the presentation of current ideas and results focused on facilitating a rapid transfer to engineering development.

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Pseudo-random signal correlation techniques can improve the flaw detection capability of ultrasonic NDE systems. While the correlation-based systems provide significant improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio compared to pulsed systems, their performance is limited by the so-called “self-noise” of the system. Self-noise is a result of imperfect autocorrelation characteristics of the excitation signal. Last year, we suggested some techniques for improving the flaw detection capability of continuous-mode ultrasonic NDE systems [1]. These systems use a continuously transmitted coded waveform as an excitation signal, and the received signal is processed through a correlation filter. This year, we present another new approach and demonstrate performance results and the practicability of each approach.

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