Non-destructive testing (NDT) systems based on terahertz technology are emerging as invaluable tools for a wide range of aerospace applications. With very high resolution and safe, non-contact operation, terahertz technology is being used to inspect and analyze non-conducting materials in applications where traditional NDT methods, such as ultrasound, microwave and X-ray, struggle. For example, terahertz imaging can be used to measure coating thickness with very high precision, density and uniformity of an adhesive foam, delamination, and detailed imaging of multi-layer structures.
This webinar will provide an overview of terahertz technologies for NDT applications, a comparison with different inspection technologies, and examples of deploying terahertz-based NDT solutions in aerospace applications.
Tue, Aug 10, 2021 · 4:00 PM London (GMT 1:00)
David A. Zimdars
Director of Terahertz Contract R&D, Luna Innovations
Dr. Zimdars is the Director of Terahertz Contract Research and Development at Luna Innovations, Inc. Since 2001, Dr. Zimdars has been the research and development manager for all THz scientific, industrial and homeland security product development contracts, commercial T-Ray® analytical/imaging system development, and THz manufacturing quality control applications development. His research work centered on ultrafast femtosecond laser spectroscopy. He currently has over 85 articles and conference publications and 10 patents. Dr. Zimdars has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University and a B.S. degree from Rocky Mountain College.
Ben Sampson
Editor, Aerospace Testing International
Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.