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Project ESA Contract AO/1-9843/19/NL/GLC: Non-Contact NDI for Polymer Composite Structures

Project Title

Non-Contact NDI for Polymer Composite Structures

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Funding provider

ESA/ESAC – European Space Agency

Prime contractor
OPTIMAL Structural Solutions Lda

EireComposites (Ireland)
OPTONOR (Norway)
SCSD (Denmark)
University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic)
University of Limerick via ICOMP (Ireland)

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Project goals

The main objective of this activity is the development/demonstration of the applicability, within a defined reliability, of Non-Contact methods in Non-Destructive Inspection; in order to detect defects/damages in fiber reinforced composite structural parts, in an assembly and without the need of dismantling.