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1. (WO2015047726) LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR A THERMOGRAPHIC NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047726    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/054871
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 11 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G01N 25/72
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: HOWARD, Donald, Robert
RINGERMACHER, Harry, Israel
FAIDI, Waseem, Ibrahim
KNIGHT, Bryon, Edward
Title: LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR A THERMOGRAPHIC NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A thermographic nondestructive evaluation system includes a lamp assembly having a lamp. The lamp is configured to be positioned within an internal cavity of a target object and to emit an energy pulse toward an interior surface of the internal cavity. The lamp includes at least one curved portion, the at least one curved portion is curved relative to a longitudinal axis of the lamp, and a first curvature of the curved portion is selected to substantially correspond to a second curvature of the internal cavity.