Defect imaging using sub-sampled array data with least squares migration

Katherine M. M. Tant, Carlos A. da Costa Filho, Andrew Curtis

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Abstract

In ultrasonic phased array imaging, if the array element spacing is greater than half the wavelength, unwanted artefacts known as grating lobes can become prevalent and obscure signals arising from physical targets. This is problematic as use of dense, periodic arrays can result in large quantities of data and an acquisition time that is too lengthy for some applications. Thus, imaging algorithms which can act on sparsely collected data whilst retaining good image quality are highly desirable. Here we apply, for the first time to our knowledge, Least-Squares Migration (LSM), an imaging methodology originating within the seismology community, to sub-sampled ultrasonic array data, resulting in the attenuation of unwanted grating lobes. It is also shown that LSM can be used to obtain improved lateral resolution compared to that achieved by the Total Focusing Method, the current standard in ultrasonic NDT imaging.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Japan
Duration: 22 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Abbreviated titleIUS 2018
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period22/10/1825/10/18

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Least-Squares Analysis
Ultrasonics
ultrasonics
lobes
defects
gratings
Artifacts
Ultrasonography
seismology
phased arrays
retaining
data acquisition
artifacts
acquisition
attenuation
spacing
methodology
wavelengths

Keywords

  • ultrasonics
  • imaging
  • non-destructive testing
  • phased arrays

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Tant, K. M. M., da Costa Filho, C. A., & Curtis, A. (2018). Defect imaging using sub-sampled array data with least squares migration. Paper presented at 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan.
Tant, Katherine M. M. ; da Costa Filho, Carlos A. ; Curtis, Andrew. / Defect imaging using sub-sampled array data with least squares migration. Paper presented at 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan.4 p.
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Defect imaging using sub-sampled array data with least squares migration. / Tant, Katherine M. M.; da Costa Filho, Carlos A.; Curtis, Andrew.

2018. Paper presented at 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan.

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