Project Description

MNDE Toolkit™

A complete coating thickness measurement solution for composite and metallic aircraft structures

Manufacturers and maintenance operators utilize nondestructive inspection technologies to monitor coating thickness properties to prevent undercoated substrates, which can lead to early substrate failure and increased corrosion, as well as overcoated substrates, which contribute to aircraft weight and can also lead to material failure. With the increased prevalence of these composite structures, many of the nondestructive inspection methods must be reevaluated for accuracy and some have proven to no longer function as intended. The aircraft maintenance industry and aerospace manufacturers are currently seeking replacement technologies for accurate coating thickness measurement over these composite structures. To supply this industry need, SMRC has developed and improved MNDE Toolkit™ as a complete coating thickness measurement solution for composite and metallic aircraft structures.

  • Using low power microwave components and advanced calibration and detection algorithms, the MNDE Toolkit’s Remote Probe device offers potential accuracies of ± 1% over typical aerospace coatings. The accuracy has been demonstrated over a number of commercial and military coatings and substrate types.

  • Simple and easy to use hand-held tools with user interface software.

  • Ability to see surface characteristics through coatings.

  • MNDE Toolkit™ is currently available for purchase from SMRC with a production lead time.

SMRC’s MNDE Technology Presentation at the 2014 A4A NDT Forum

SMRC Point of Contact:

Mr. Jesse McDaniel
Director of Operations
(512) 535-7791 x106

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