Advances in Signal Processing for Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

  • X. P. V. Maldague

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 262)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Signal extraction and conditionning

    1. Simon Haykin
      Pages 1-12
    2. C. Nockemann, G.-R. Tillack, H. Wessel, H. Heidt, V. Konchina
      Pages 13-30
    3. T. Stepinski, L. Ericsson, B. J. I. Eriksson, M. G. Gustafsson
      Pages 49-58
  3. On algorithm formulations

  4. Direct and inverse problems

  5. Signal processing in thermal NDE

    1. L. D. Favro, D. J. Crowther, P. K. Kuo, R. L. Thomas
      Pages 187-191
    2. V. Vavilov, P. G. Bison, C. Bressan, E. Grinzato, S. Marinettl
      Pages 193-207
    3. X. Maldague, E. Barker, A. Nouah, E. Boisvert, B. Dufort, L. Fortin et al.
      Pages 209-224
  6. Artificial Intelligence

    1. E. Ç. Güler, B. Sankur, E. Anarim, C. D. Mendİ, O. Alkin, Y. P. Kahya et al.
      Pages 269-283
  7. Applications to emerging NDE techniques

    1. D. O. Thompson, L. W. Schmerr Jr.
      Pages 285-301
    2. W. Jüptner, Th. Bischof
      Pages 323-335
    3. J. Pelzl, O. Von Geisau, Th. Orth, F. Schreiber, K. Friedrich
      Pages 353-354
  8. Applications to established NDE techniques

  9. Hardware implementations

  10. Specialpresentations

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 485-493

About this book


Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) is now playing an increasing role in our modern global economy; in security sensitive industries, for instance. The complexity of the inspection task and either large or limited lot runs now require more operator-assisted or fully- automated signal processing. This book deals with both fields of expertise: NDE and signal processing.
On the signal processing side, in the particular context of NDE applications, the following topics are discussed: sensor fusion, signal knowledge representation, artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, computer vision, integration of numeric and non-numeric informations, parallel decomposition, noise processing and calibration of sensor devices as well as reliability of detection. Some hardware considerations are introduced as well, to discuss platforms on which processing is done.
On the NDE side, applications include advances in holographic interferometry, microwave resonance or shearography and also on more traditional NDE techniques such as ultrasonics, infrared techniques, X-ray, computed tomography, Eddy currents. Inverse problems are also discussed.
This book is required reading for those who already have some experience in one or both fields (signal processing and/or NDE).


Processing algorithms artificial intelligence complexity computed tomography (CT) computer vision fuzzy fuzzy logic information intelligence interferometry knowledge representation security ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • X. P. V. Maldague
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversité LavalQuébec CityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4459-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1056-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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