• Langley Unveils NDE Simulation and Modeling Tools

    Langley Research Center is actively using state-of-the-art Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) modeling and simulation tools to accelerate the adoption of advanced materials and ensure the safety of aging infrastructure.

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  • NASA Breakthrough in Multi-Layered Pressure Vessel NDE

    The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance’s Multi-Layered Pressure Vessel Risk Mitigation Project (MLPVRMP) made significant advancements in detecting weld flaws in Multi-Layered Pressure Vessels (MLVP) through the use of advanced techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE). The unique design and fabrication of MLPVs made inspection of inner weld areas joining shell to shell layers impossible, until now. This breakthrough presents the agency with the ability to thoroughly examine and baseline in-service MLPVs for critical weld flaws, thereby supporting selective MLPV replacement based on verified risk. 

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  • Goddard Identifies New Indicators for CT Systems

    Computed Tomography (CT) is a powerful radiographic method that provides a versatile inspection technique whenever the primary goal is to quantify volumetric features in three dimensions, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. Measuring its system performance is more complicated than doing so for traditional Radiographic Testing systems.

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  • Made With Mars in Mind — Development of a Multipurpose Inspection System for COPVs

    NASA and industry are working together to meet the safety, schedule and efficiency demands for current and future space flights, including those to and from the International Space Station.

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  • Scintillating Quantum Dots May Hold the Key to High-Speed, Low-Cost X-Rays

    Imagine if capturing an X-ray was as fast and simple as taking a digital photo. Now imagine being able to capture high-speed radiography videos with the same relative ease. 

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Eric Burke

Eric Burke

Nondestructive Evaluation Program Manager

Learn more about Nondestructive Evaluation Program Manager Eric Burke.

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Jeannette Plante

Nondestructive Evaluation Program Executive

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SATERN Courses

Course Title Course Number Buttons
Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPV) Overview SMA-HQ-WBT-108 SMA-HQ-WBT-108 Details
Additive Manufacturing Product Qualification Initiatives SMA-DFS-011 SMA-DFS-011 Details
Nondestructive Evaluation EDT-019-04 EDT-019-04 Details
Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) / Evaluation (NDE) Overview SMA-QE-WBT-254 SMA-QE-WBT-254 Details
Qualification & Certification of Additive Manufactured Parts for NASA Applications
SMA-QE-WBT-202 Details

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Technology Development Projects

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