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2019

Terahertz technologies at the heart of the Paris Air Show

Mobile platform for non-destructive testing of complex automatic parts

R&D Vision presented the Terabot project in partnership with the Laboratory IMS at the Paris Air Show. Terabot is a mobile platform that combines visible 3D imaging and terahertz tomography.

The combination of these techniques to perform non-destructive testing on complex aeronautical structures falls within the scope of the SAPHyR project headed by the ALPHA-RLH competitiveness cluster, the French “Waves of innovation” cluster, backed by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING APPROACH BY REFLECTION

HIDDEN DEFECT DETECTION

DEPTH RESOLVED IMAGING

HIGH SPEED ACQUISITION (>kHz)

HIGH SENSITIVITY DETECTION

FMCW RADAR

RAPID POINT-BY-POINT IMAGING

Depth imaging using radar technology

Bandwidth: 35 GHz

Dynamics: > 40 dB

Depth resolution: > 4.2 mm

TERAHERTZ CAMERA

REAL-TIME IMAGING

Semi-conductor detector technology

Frequency band: 0.05 – 0.7 THz

Number of pixels: 64x64 pixels

Pixel pitch: 1.5 mm

NEP: 1 nW/√Hz

THERMAL CONVERSION

REAL-TIME IMAGING

Converting terahertz radiation to infrared radiation

Spectral range: 0.1 - 3,000 µm

Response time: 1 second

NEP: 200 nW/√Hz