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Dynamic 9D LADAR Application | Full Aircraft Inspection

As the aviation industry continues to evolve, the need for advanced technology to perform aircraft inspections becomes increasingly important. One such technology is non-contact scanning, which is becoming increasingly popular for full aircraft inspections. Given the extreme forces they are subjected to during takeoff, flight, and landing, full aircraft inspections are necessary for military and commercial aircraft to ensure essential features are all within tolerance. API’s Dynamic 9D LADAR offers a breakthrough solution, using tracked high-speed, robot-mounted measurements to provide a completely automated solution that is safer, faster, more accurate, and more cost effective than traditional measurement methods.

API’s 9D LADAR (LAser Detection And Ranging) captures both dimensional and surface geometry data and incorporates a breakthrough technology that is set to revolutionize automated production measurements. The patent-pending 9D LADAR offers the world’s first interferometry-based non-contact measurement system incorporating Optical Frequency Chirping Interferometry (OFCI) technology. API’s OFCI technology uses 20 kHz speed fast laser chirping to generate a wide spectrum for optical interference. The interference signal detected, using the time series detection method yields 100x higher sensitivity than the phase-detection method.

To learn more about how Dynamic 9D LADAR can be implemented for automated, full aircraft inspection: