The PolyU Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC) has developed a device that can produce a 3D model of the surface and subsurface of a region on an aircraft or other area. This technology allows engineers to determine the extent of damage that has occurred. The device uses surface scanning combined with subsurface imaging by active thermography to create the 3D model.
Lightning strikes occur on aircraft roughly once per year. After a lightning strike occurs, the aircraft must be inspected to determine the level of damage that has occurred. It is important to establish whether the damage has broken the electrical connections that make the aircraft lightning safe.
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