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An inspection is, most generally, an organized examination or formal evaluation exercise. It involves the measurements, tests, and gauges applied to certain characteristics in regard to an object or activity. (Wikipedia.org)






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2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting

The joint meeting is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state of the art research in the area of antennas and propagation, electromagnetic engineering and radio science


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)

The Conference focuses on all aspects of instrumentation and measurement science andtechnology research development and applications. The list of program topics includes but isnot limited to: Measurement Science & Education, Measurement Systems, Measurement DataAcquisition, Measurements of Physical Quantities, and Measurement Applications.


2020 IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

ICSE is the premier forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations,trends, outcomes, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. The scopeis broad and includes all original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental,and theoretical software engineering research.


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Periodicals related to Inspection

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Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging has its focus on the modeling, design, and analysis of advanced electronic, photonic, sensors, and MEMS packaging.


Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


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Non-traditional inspection strategy for inline monitoring in excursion scenarios: Defect inspection

2016 27th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC), 2016

Different tool platforms are used in conjunction for patterned wafer inspection like 9xxx & 29xx provided by KLA Tencor. Depending on the sensitivity & throughput requirements, a chip fabrication plant mixes and matches the inline inspection strategies to ensure early detection of defects on the chip, which could cause yield loss or reliability problems. This paper discusses the use of ...


A New Capacity Inspection Method for Distribution Transformer based on Big Data

2018 China International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CICED), 2018

The quality of distribution network equipment is the basis of the construction of intrinsically safe distribution system, and the sample inspection of delivered equipment is an important means of the quality control of distribution network equipment. Centering on the problem that distribution transformer capacity is hard to be inspected accurately at present, this paper proposes a new capacity inspection method ...


A New Robot-Based System for In-Pipe Ultrasonic Inspection of Pressure Pipelines

2017 Far East NDT New Technology & Application Forum (FENDT), 2017

As pressure pipelines are usually mounted overhead or buried underground, the in-pipe inspection equipment that can run through inside pipelines is strongly demanded. Currently, the application of robotic systems for pressure pipelines in-pipe inspection is considered as one of the most attractive solutions available. Therefore, a new robot-based system for pressure pipelines in-pipe inspection was developed. A new defect detection ...


The importance of computer network technology in the coal quality inspection

2014 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Research and Technology in Industry Applications (WARTIA), 2014

Coal detection is mainly carried out in accordance with the relevant standards and regulations for coal tests and analysis. Coal detection needs to have support of certain technology. Detection management system is a set of work procedures that is specially designed for coal testing. Through the strict management of coal inspection management system for coal detection, in which computer technology ...


A modular inspection robot platform for power plant applications

2010 1st International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry, 2010

This paper presents a novel approach for a modular robotic platform to support power plant inspection. In a first part the paper gives an overview over the challenges and benefits of robotic inspection on power generation equipment. The industry requirements are presented and discussed on a general level. The second part of the paper focus on the modular platform itself. ...


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Educational Resources on Inspection

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Non-traditional inspection strategy for inline monitoring in excursion scenarios: Defect inspection

    Different tool platforms are used in conjunction for patterned wafer inspection like 9xxx & 29xx provided by KLA Tencor. Depending on the sensitivity & throughput requirements, a chip fabrication plant mixes and matches the inline inspection strategies to ensure early detection of defects on the chip, which could cause yield loss or reliability problems. This paper discusses the use of a novel concept of high sensitivity & high throughput inspection strategy using the 29xx tool. This is achieved by using a unique combination of Broad-Band light with Dark Field Apertures. This application can be used to monitor and screen a large number of wafers affected by out of control situations. A use-case is also discussed where optically strong defect locations uniquely seen on 29xx tool were found to be invisible after SEM review. After analyzing defects using see-through imaging on Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), along with Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) of the defect locations, those defects were confirmed to be buried defects inside the current layer. Due to low sampling on inspection tools, it was difficult to determine the quantity of wafers affected by the issue. By using high throughput (TPT) 29xx features, a methodology to screen out a high volume of wafers at high throughput was implemented & used to monitor the variability in the process and identify wafers at risk. This methodology enabled inspection of ~15 wafers per hour. The same methodology was subsequently successfully implemented to verify/monitor multiple excursion scenarios at different process steps.

  • A New Capacity Inspection Method for Distribution Transformer based on Big Data

    The quality of distribution network equipment is the basis of the construction of intrinsically safe distribution system, and the sample inspection of delivered equipment is an important means of the quality control of distribution network equipment. Centering on the problem that distribution transformer capacity is hard to be inspected accurately at present, this paper proposes a new capacity inspection method for distribution transformer based on big data. This paper accumulates a large number of test data of nearly one thousand distribution transformers from inspection work, and analyzes the distribution of volume, weight, DC resistance, no-load loss, load loss and short-circuit impedance of distribution transformer in different capacity levels through the statistical method, and finally makes a capacity assessment process. This method is simple, practical and reliable, and it can be spread and applied in production practice.

  • A New Robot-Based System for In-Pipe Ultrasonic Inspection of Pressure Pipelines

    As pressure pipelines are usually mounted overhead or buried underground, the in-pipe inspection equipment that can run through inside pipelines is strongly demanded. Currently, the application of robotic systems for pressure pipelines in-pipe inspection is considered as one of the most attractive solutions available. Therefore, a new robot-based system for pressure pipelines in-pipe inspection was developed. A new defect detection method for pressure pipes was presented based on ultrasonic phased array technique. The developed system mainly included three parts: a tracked mobile robot for providing the driving force of the system movement, a camera used to photograph the inner surface videos or photos inside pipelines and an ultrasonic phased array module for defects detection. The structure characteristics of water/steel interface was investigated, as well as the focusing performance of convex phased array. The detection parameters such as elements size and dynamic apertures were studied and optimized with CIVA simulations. The in-pipe inspection experiments in pressure pipelines with an outer diameter of 219 mm were also carried out. The results show that the robot-based system could successfully go through inside the pressure pipelines and the ultrasonic phased array technique could implement inner surface scanning and defect detecting, which indicates that the new defect detection method can improve the pressure pipelines inspection effect.

  • The importance of computer network technology in the coal quality inspection

    Coal detection is mainly carried out in accordance with the relevant standards and regulations for coal tests and analysis. Coal detection needs to have support of certain technology. Detection management system is a set of work procedures that is specially designed for coal testing. Through the strict management of coal inspection management system for coal detection, in which computer technology has played a key role, will increase the working efficiency of coal detection and automatically analyze the results of coal detection. This paper will research the application of computer network technology in the coal inspection management system.

  • A modular inspection robot platform for power plant applications

    This paper presents a novel approach for a modular robotic platform to support power plant inspection. In a first part the paper gives an overview over the challenges and benefits of robotic inspection on power generation equipment. The industry requirements are presented and discussed on a general level. The second part of the paper focus on the modular platform itself. The overall modular architecture is described and the various robotic modules with the various design features are presented and discussed. Based on the modular architecture a local navigation and control system is introduced providing the details on the architecture, the sensors used and the different algorithms implemented. At the example of a volumetric non destructive inspection of steam turbine rotor shafts and the inspection of electro static precipitators the variety of possible system configurations is presented. The paper closes with a brief discussion of the results achieved.

  • Design and Control of Bridge Inspection Robot System

    This paper proposes design and control methods for a bridge inspection robot system. A "bridge inspection robot" has been developed with the aim of checking the safety status of a real bridge, gathering accurate data and performing maintenance. The developed robot system is composed of the specially designed car for bridge inspection, the guide rail and the inspection robot. Especially, this paper emphasizes the system integration method to design and control the entire robot system. As a result, this robot has both automatic and manual modes for inspecting a real bridge. In other words, the robot is automatically able to inspect beneath the bridges and manually to inspect them by long-distance user. Also, the users can see the operating conditions of long-distance robot with 3-dimensional graphical user interface. Moreover, the users can feel the operating status of long-distance robot through haptic device.

  • An optimal inspection policy for a standby system under limited inspection opportunities

    Inspection due to its relatively simple implementation is increasingly used in industry to identify the system state, to reveal system fault, and to make maintenance decisions. Researchers and engineers have almost always investigated optimal inspection policies for standby systems under an assumption that the servicing systems fail following exponential distributions. In many cases, however, the exponential distribution assumption can restrict the applicability of inspection policies due to its memory-less nature. In this paper, we consider the optimal inspection problem of a stochastically failing warm-standby system that will be needed at a random time when a failure of the main servicing system occurs. If the warm-standby system is not operational at that time, the system incurs a large penalty, which we want to avoid through inspections. To address this issue, we investigate an optimal inspection policy where the failure of the servicing system follows Weibull distribution. A model to schedule limited optimal inspection times is presented so that the total cost consisting of the expected penalty and inspection costs is minimized. The structural properties of the optimal policy are discussed in detail, and a solution algorithm is presented to find the optimal inspection times, which can guarantee the existence and uniqueness of the optimal policy. Thus, the commonly used inspection policies limited to the exponential cases turn out to be our special cases. Numerical simulations are provided to demonstrate the proposed approach.

  • Reliability of inspection for fatigue cracks in offshore structures

    Offshore structures are subject to wind and wave loading, which-eventually causes fatigue crack growth. The rate of growth of cracks depends on the load history, environment, design of joint and structure. In order to check for this growth the structure is periodically inspected with the inspection schedule designed to detect cracks before they are a danger to the structural integrity. The capability of an inspection method to detect cracks of a certain size is therefore an important aspect in establishing the schedule and maintaining the structural integrity. Also important is the capability of equipment to size the cracks, as this will determine the actions which may be taken in the event of a crack detection. The types of inspection reliability information required therefore includes probability of detection (POD), probability of false calls (spurious) and accuracy of sizing. Inspection reliability information can be obtained in a number of ways. These include anecdotal (inspection experience with particular equipment), manufacturers information, experimental determination and modelling. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages. The offshore industry decided to explore an experimental inspection programme which led to the ICON project. The programme and the ICON project are briefly described.

  • E-beam inspection throughput acceleration via Targeted Critical Area Inspection

    Throughput is one of the major limitations of E-beam inspection. Compared to broad-band plasma inspection, the throughput may be 1000x less. To address this limitation, E-beam inspection tool manufacturers continue to advance single-column inspection tool technology. In parallel, there are a number of efforts to develop multi-column E-beam inspection tools. Both these paths will take time and require a lot of money. This paper proposes a complementary approach, referred to as Targeted Critical Area Inspection, which requires little investment but can provide a significant bump in effective scan rate. The idea is to only scan dense areas of the chip using targeted hot spot inspection. Several studies were conducted showing this technique is particularly useful for applications requiring high image averaging, which is common for physical defect inspections. A model was generated and used to illustrate that the technique has the most benefit for applications with one or more of the following characteristics: 1) high image averaging, 2) dense areas covering 25% or the chip or less, and 3) where hot spot sizes of 2k × 2k or larger are acceptable.

  • IEE Colloquium on Inspection Reliability: State-of-the Art (Ref.1996/178)

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Standards related to Inspection

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IEEE Guide for Diagnostics and Failure Investigation of Power Circuit Breakers

This guide recommends procedures to be used to perform failure investigations of power circuit breakers. Although the procedure may be used for any circuit breaker, it is mainly focused on high-voltage ac power circuit breakers used on utility systems. Recommendations are also made for monitoring circuit breaker functions as a means of diagnosing their suitability for service condition.


IEEE Guide for Inspection of Overhead Transmission Line Construction

This guide covers the inspection procedures and practices for right-of-way issues, foundations, structures, and wire installation for overhead lines.


IEEE Guide for Inspection of Overhead Transmission Line Construction

This guide covers the inspection procedures and practices for right-of-way issues, foundations, structures, and wire installation for overhead lines.


IEEE Guide for Installation, Inspection, and Testing for Class 1E Power, Instrumentation, and Control Equipment at Nuclear Facilities

This guide provides considerations for the pre-installation, installation, inspection, and testing of Class 1E power, instrumentation, and control equipment and systems of a nuclear facility while in the process of installing, inspecting, and testing during new construction, modification, and maintenance. This guidance is applicable to initial construction, modification (backfit), and maintenance activities. This guide does not apply to periodic testing.



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