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15 November 1996 Sensors for process monitoring and control of polymer composites
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Two sensors have been evaluated as components of a sensor suite to be used to characterize polymer composite cure; the evanescent wave visible light sensor (EWVLS) and the curing resin emission sensor (CuRE). These two sensors have been sued to characterize the cure of HEXCEL F650 BMI graphite fabric composite in a laminate process. Our results indicate that the EWVLS signature may be useful for process control and that the CuRE sensor provides important diagnostic information.
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Jennifer J. Zinck, Keith C. Fuller, M. R. Vince, Chan S. Bak, M. Duchesne Courtney, K. W. Kirby, Gilmore J. Dunning, Joseph A. Wysocki, Janice Brown, and Renee M. Kent "Sensors for process monitoring and control of polymer composites", Proc. SPIE 2948, Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing, (15 November 1996);

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