Apparatus and method for nondestructive inspection of a vehicle

  • US 5,257,088 A
  • Filed: 03/27/1992
  • Issued: 10/26/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for nondestructive inspection of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:

  • a) means defining a hood, the hood having an open end, the open end being closable by placement of the hood against an outside surface of the vehicle,b) a source of coherent radiation disposed to emit said radiation from inside the hood towards the surface of the vehicle,c) an interferometer mounted within the hood and disposed to receive radiation reflected from the surface of the vehicle, andd) means for varying the pressure within the hood when the hood is positioned against the surface of the vehicle.

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