Eric Burke

Eric Burke

Nondestructive Evaluation Program Manager

Brian Hughitt

Brian Hughitt

Nondestructive Evaluation Program Executive

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Points of Contact

Points of Contact

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SATERN Courses

Nondestructive Evaluation EDT-019-04

This course provides a high-level overview of common techniques used for Nondestructive Inspections and Evaluations of various aerospace components. While not an exhaustive course, it is suitable for those with a general interest in Nondestructive Evaluation.

EDT-019-04 Details Launch SATERN
Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) / Evaluation (NDE) Overview SMA-QE-WBT-254

This course will provide an overview of various Nondestructive Inspection and Evaluation techniques including liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, and radiographic and eddy current testing. 

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Policy and Guidance




48 CFR Part 46 Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Quality Assurance

Part 46 of Federal Acquisition Regulations covers Quality Assurance, including definitions, contract quality requirements, contract clauses and more.

See 48 CFR Part 46
51 U.S.C. § 20113 The National Aeronautics and Space Act

The National Aeronautics and Space Act enacts certain laws relating to national and commercial space programs.

See U.S.C. § 20113

Department of Defense

MIL-HDBK-6870 Inspection Program Requirements, Nondestructive for Aircraft and Missile Materials and Parts

This Department of Defense handbook is a Voluntary Consensus Standard meant as guidance only. It provides guidance to government personnel and contractors for defining the requirements for establishing an acceptable Nondestructive Inspection program for the development, production and sustainment phases of Department of Defense aircraft and missile structural components when directly referenced in the item specification contract or order.

See MIL-HDBK-6870


Patent Disclosures

Technology Development Innovations

The following are lists of upcoming, active and completed projects supporting the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Nondestructive Evaluation Program. For more information on each project, view the TechPort report by clicking Additional Details.