WEBINAR: High-Resolution Non-Contact NDT with Terahertz Technology


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.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 11:00 AM EST

Speaker:  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.

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