Infrared imaging, nondestructive evaluations
- October 9, 2012
Xiaoyan Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is part of a team that is receiving the Airlines for America (A4A) Better Way Award for their work on Implementing Sonic IR on Critical Engine Components. Their WSU-patented technology uses sonic infrared imaging to detect flaws and cracks in critical airplane engine components.
The Better Way Award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. The team also consists of WSU faculty members Skip Favro and Robert Thomas, and representatives from Siemens Energy, the Air Force, Delta Airlines, Rolls-Royce, Florida Turbine Technology, and Sandia National Lab.