Microwave and Millimeter Wave Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation

  • Nathan IdaEmail author
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Microwave and millimeter wave NDE is an established method of evaluation with considerable advantages in areas that it applies. While mostly limited to lossy and lossless dielectrics, it has also found applications in surface analysis on conducting media. The number of applications is vast both in established areas of NDE and in emerging methods. The work and methods reported here are limited to the newer emerging methods but also to those that offer unique advantages such as microwave microscopy and in particular resonant methods where the emphasis is on open resonators and industrial scale testing and evaluation. Some common uses of microwaves for testing such as ground-penetrating radar and the use of microwaves in thermography are omitted since these are discussed elsewhere. A discussion of the emerging methods of ultra-wideband radar (UWB) testing and radiometry concludes the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of AkronAkronUSA

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  • Nathan Ida
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  • Norbert Meyendorf
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Chemical Materials and Bio EngineeringUniversity of DaytonDaytonUSA

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