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See detailSimultaneous Temperature and Deformations Measurements Using Long-Wave Infrared Speckle Interferometry: A Novel Hybrid Technique for Industrial Nondestructive Testing
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

in Osten, Wolfgang (Ed.) Fringe 2013 (2014)

The use of long-wave infrared (LWIR) CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays in digital holographic and speckle interferometry shows interesting features for full-field displacement/deformation metrology and ... [more ▼]

The use of long-wave infrared (LWIR) CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays in digital holographic and speckle interferometry shows interesting features for full-field displacement/deformation metrology and nondestructive testing. The first one is that the long wavelength yields the measurement of larger displacements together with decreasing the sensitivity to environmental perturbations. Therefore these interferometric methods can be applied more easily in industrial field applications. Another advantage was put forward in the European project FANTOM which is presented in this paper. In addition to specklegrams, the thermal background is captured simultaneously. Therefore in displacement metrology one can correlate uniquely the temperature and displacement information at the same time and in each pixel. We describe the successful achievements of the project. Thorough understanding of optics and speckle interferometry crossed with state-of-art in thermam imaging systems allowed to study this new hybrid technique in deep and tackle some specific constraints for reaching the best performances. As a result, a mobile instrument has been developed and validated on various industrial structural testing facilities and inspection areas. It has been used in thermomechanical measurements as well as in detection of defects in aeronautical composites. In particular we show that the two parts of the signal (the thermal part on one hand and the interferograms showing the deformation on the other hand) yield complementary information. A very interesting result is that it allows increasing the probability of detecting defects, for some of them are better seen in the thermal signal, whereas others appear only through local surface deformation. [less ▲]

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See detailDigital Holographic Interferometry in the Long-Wave Infrared for the Testing of Large Aspheric Space Reflectors
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg; Stockman, Yvan ULg et al

in Osten, Wolfgang (Ed.) Fringe 2013 (2014)

Digital holographic (DH) interferometry has been developed in the long-wave infrared spectral range with CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays. This application has been driven by the European Space ... [more ▼]

Digital holographic (DH) interferometry has been developed in the long-wave infrared spectral range with CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays. This application has been driven by the European Space Agency’s constant need of techniques for monitoring large displacements of large structures. Here the study focuses on the case of aspheric mirrors, like parabola and ellipses. Usually they are tested through interferometric wavefront error measurements which require expensive null-lenses matching each of the reflectors considered. In the case of monitoring deformation a holographic technique can be considered where the wavefront is compared with itself at different instant. Therefore the optical can be quite simple and easily reconfigurable from one reflector to another. The advantage of using long wavelength is that large deformations can be measured at once, in addition to being more immune against environmental perturbations. Another advantage of DH at such wavelengths is that the ratio between the wavelength and the pixel size allows reconstructing objects 5 to 10 times larger than with DH in the visible. In this project we considered first the case of a 1.1 meter diameter parabola for submillimeter range observations. Such specimen shows strong specular reflectivity. We have developed several set-ups with different ways to illuminate the object and to collect rays to form the object beam: either through point source or through and extended diffuser working by reflection of the laser beam. Both possibilities have been compared in terms of fringe quality as well as measurement range. We selected the diffuser illumination for applying the set-up into a large vacuum facility for measuring the deformation of the parabola between 224 and 107 K. Results of this measurement campaign are presented. A further application has been shown by observation of off-axis ellipse. In this case interferometric testing is difficult to achieve and LWIR DHI with diffuser illumination is found quite simple to implement and gives straightforward results. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomated Defect Detection Algorithm Applied to Shearography in Composites
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Georges, Marc ULg

in Osten, Wolfgang (Ed.) Fringe 2013 (2014)

The aeronautic industry is progressively introducing composite material in its products. Nowadays the fabrication begins to be mature, but huge efforts remains to be done on the experimental validation of ... [more ▼]

The aeronautic industry is progressively introducing composite material in its products. Nowadays the fabrication begins to be mature, but huge efforts remains to be done on the experimental validation of these materials. More specifically, these composite materials introduce new type of defects (such as delamination, glue defects…) which need to be detected during the fabrication and maintenance to prevent failures. Moreover, the widespread use of these materials impose to the future detection instruments to be cheap, robust and easy to manipulate by non-specialists. Currently shearography is widely used for the detection of defects in the composite material. It is cheap, and relatively robust and flexible, but requires special qualification to interpret the shearograms and identify the defects. Therefore, efforts need to be carried to ease the interpretation of stereographic results for non-specialist of the technique. For this, we propose to automate the identification of defects in shearograms by the development of specific algorithms. In this paper, we present an innovative algorithm which realizes this operation. The process inspects the wrapped phase map obtained to identify high local fringe density. These potential detects are then analyzed and selected based on a set of parameter criteria such as dimensions, shape, and detection threshold. Successful results obtained on thermally solicited composite sample observed in industrial conditions are shown. We also discuss the limitations and perspective of this approach. [less ▲]

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See detailMobile speckle interferometer in the long-wave infrared for aeronautical nondestructive testing in field conditions
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg; Alexeenko, Igor et al

in Optical Engineering : The Journal of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (2013), 52(10),

Abstract We present the development of a speckle interferometer based on CO2 laser and using a thermal infrared camera based on uncooled microbolometer array. It is intended to be used for monitoring ... [more ▼]

Abstract We present the development of a speckle interferometer based on CO2 laser and using a thermal infrared camera based on uncooled microbolometer array. It is intended to be used for monitoring deformations as well as flaw detection in aeronautical composites, with a smaller sensitivity to displacement compared to equivalent system using visible lasers. Moreover the long wavelength allows working with such interferometer under out-of-laboratory conditions. A mobile system has been developed on the basis of previous laboratory developments. Then it is validated in a variety of industrial nondestructive testing applications under field working conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailDigital Holographic Interferometry with CO2 Lasers Applied to Aspheric Space Reflectors Testing
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

Conference (2013, May)

Digital holographic interferometry at long infrared wavelengths allows monitoring large deformations of space reflectors during vacuum-thermal testing. We present different optical schemes and an ... [more ▼]

Digital holographic interferometry at long infrared wavelengths allows monitoring large deformations of space reflectors during vacuum-thermal testing. We present different optical schemes and an application to the complex case of elliptic reflector. [less ▲]

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See detailNondestructive testing by using long wave infrared interferometric techniques with CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays
Alexeenko, Igor; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Pedrini, Giancarlo et al

in Applied Optics (2013), 52(1), 57-67

We describe three different interferometric techniques (electronic speckle pattern interferometry, digital holographic interferometry, digital shearography), using a long wave infrared radiation produced ... [more ▼]

We describe three different interferometric techniques (electronic speckle pattern interferometry, digital holographic interferometry, digital shearography), using a long wave infrared radiation produced by a CO2 laser and recording on a microbolometers array. Experimental results showing how these methods can be used for nondestructive testing are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of these approaches are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailDigital holographic interferometry with CO2 lasers and diffuse illumination applied to large space reflectors metrology
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

in Applied Optics (2013), 52(1), 102-116

Digital holographic interferometry in the long wave infrared domain has been developed by combining a CO2 laser and a microbolometer array. The long wavelength allows large deformation measurements which ... [more ▼]

Digital holographic interferometry in the long wave infrared domain has been developed by combining a CO2 laser and a microbolometer array. The long wavelength allows large deformation measurements which are of interest in the case of large space reflectors undergoing thermal changes when in orbit. We review holography at such wavelengths and present some specific aspects related to this spectral range on our measurements. For the design of our digital holographic interferometer we studied the possibility of illuminating specular objects by a reflective diffuser. We discuss the development of the interferometer and the results obtained on a representative space reflector, first in the laboratory and then during vacuum cryogenic test. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-wave infrared digital holography for the qualification of large space reflectors
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg; Georges, Marc ULg et al

Conference (2012, October 09)

Deformation metrology of complex and large space reflectors is a recurrent problem addressed by ESA. The challenging tasks of on-ground qualification and verification testing are to achieve the required ... [more ▼]

Deformation metrology of complex and large space reflectors is a recurrent problem addressed by ESA. The challenging tasks of on-ground qualification and verification testing are to achieve the required accuracy in the measurement of these reflectors deformation and to verify their performance under simulated space conditions (vacuum, low temperature). A long-wave infrared digital holographic interferometer for the verification and validation of this type of reflector in a space environment is presented. It has been developed to fill the gap between holography/interferometry techniques in the visible wavelengths and methods based on structured light illumination like videogrammetry, stereocorrelation, and fringe/pattern projection. The former provide a good measurement uncertainty but the displacements are often too large to be measured and they require a very stable environment, while the latter provide large measurement range but with higher measurement uncertainty. The new instrument is based on digital holography and uses a CO2 lasers emitting at 10.6 µm combined with a commercial thermographic camera. A diffuser is illuminated by the laser beam, producing a speckle wavefront which is observed after reflection on the reflector surface. This reflected speckle wavefront behaves exactly as if the reflector was a diffusive surface, producing its own speckle, allowing the measurement of its deformation. The advantage of this configuration compared to a classical interferometer working at 10.6 µm, is that it requires no specific optics such as a null lens (in the case of parabola) or expensive illumination/collection optics (in the case of ellipse). The metrological certification of the system was performed in the laboratory by measuring the tilts of a 1.1 meter diameter parabolic reflector. The displacements are measured in parallel with a Doppler effect interferometer and the measurement uncertainty is estimated. The application of the new interferometer to the measurement of an elliptic reflector is also presented. The technique has been certified during a thermal-vacuum test. The deformation of the parabolic reflector is measured for a temperature variation from 288 K down to 113 K. The results are compared to previous results obtained on the same reflector with a high spatial resolution infrared interferometer, also developed at CSL. [less ▲]

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See detailSpeckle interferometry at 10 µm with CO2 lasers and microbolometers array
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

in Kieffer, Jean-Claude (Ed.) Photonics North 2012 (2012, June 06)

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See detailDigital Holographic Interferometry and ESPI at Long Infrared Wavelengths with CO2 Laser (invited paper)
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

in Digital Holography and 3D Imaging (DH2012) (2012, April 28)

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See detailDevelopment of digital holography in the long wave infrared range for assessment of space reflectors
Thizy, Cédric ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Georges, Marc ULg et al

in Proceedings of ICSO 2010 - International Conference on Space Optics (2010, October)

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See detailÉtude et développement de techniques de métrologie de déplacements en lumière cohérente en infrarouge thermique
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg

Doctoral thesis (2010)

This thesis presents the works realised to apply ESPI and digital holography techniques at 10 µm for the monitoring of surface displacements of aerospace structures and space re- flectors. We consider ... [more ▼]

This thesis presents the works realised to apply ESPI and digital holography techniques at 10 µm for the monitoring of surface displacements of aerospace structures and space re- flectors. We consider objects with dimensions from a few tens of centimetres to more than one metre and with measurement ranges extending from a few micrometers to hundreds of micrometers. For specular surfaces where no diffusive coatings are allowed, we present the speckle pro- jection technique. We implement it in the special case of space reflectors. The use of a dif- fuser as the light source makes optical design much more simple and flexible than tradi- tional interferometric techniques. It allows use to consider its application on a wide range of form. We have also taken profit of the LWIR range to realise for the first time simultaneous dis- placement and temperature measurements with the same infrared detector. For this, we propose different computation techniques of the thermal image out of the phase shifted ESPI specklegram acquisitions. [less ▲]

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See detailDisplacement measurements of a parabolic reflector by holographic interferometry in the long-wavelength infrared
Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Georges, Marc ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg et al

in International Astronautical Congress 2010 (2010, September)

Deformation metrology of complex shape space structure and reflectors is a recurrent problem addressed by ESA. Consequently, suitable measurement techniques have to be developed and validated to support ... [more ▼]

Deformation metrology of complex shape space structure and reflectors is a recurrent problem addressed by ESA. Consequently, suitable measurement techniques have to be developed and validated to support relevant on-ground qualification and verification testing. Holographic techniques in the visible wavelengths are common for measuring the surface displacement of object. However the short wavelength induces high stability criteria which are so severe that they often prevent the measurement of large space structures under good conditions. We propose to use a wavelength longer than the usual visible ones to render such holographic displacement measurement techniques less sensitive to external perturbations. For this we consider CO2 laser emitting at 10.6 μm which correspond to the long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) spectrum. The most important element for performing holography is to use an adequate recording medium. However no convincing holographic recording media exists in LWIR and we decided to investigate the possibility of electronic hologram recording, such as electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI). This possibility is feasible nowadays thanks to various thermal imaging technologies such has uncooled microbolometers sensors commonly found in thermographic cameras. In this study, we analyse how it is possible to measure surface displacements of specular objects, which do not produce speckle, using speckle interferometry by the mean of a scattering diffuser. We then apply the ESPI technique at LWIR for measuring displacements of a large parabolic reflector. [less ▲]

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