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A system for detecting defects in paint coatings includes a temperature manipulation apparatus configured to change the temperature of a surface and a coating applied to the surface. The system may further include an infrared sensor for measuring the change in temperature of the surface and coating and a processor to compare the measured change in temperature of the surface and coating to an expected change of temperature in order to determine anomalies in the coatings.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, KY (US), University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Saito, Kozo; Ali, Mohammed I. Hassan; Numasato, Akira; Omar, Mohammed A.; Masahito, Sakakibara; Toshikazu, Suzuki; and Yasuo, Tanigawa, "Systems and Methods for Inspecting Coatings" (2006). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Patents. 14.