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A data fusion approach for improving weld inspection by multimodal nondestructive testing (NDT) is investigated. The method relies on the combined use of evidence theory and fuzzy logic. In this framework, X-ray and ultrasonic inspection is modeled using fuzzy sets and mass function in evidence theory, and objects corresponding to X-ray and ultrasonic testing are fused at the level of features. The results show that the fusion improves significantly the reliability of defect detection and the defect sizing.
Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:54 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2005