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United States Patent Application Publication Pub. No.: US 2001/0047691A1
A nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique for inspecting or health monitoring of Structures and/or Specimens by analyzing acoustic emission (AE) signals emitted by the Structures and/or specimens. The method and System ana lyzes acoustic emission (AE) signals emitted by structures and/or Specimens. AE Signals emitted by the Structures and/or Specimens are parametrically filtered as a function of parametric filters corresponding to characteristic waveforms of transient AE classes of predefined AE signals. In para metric analysis, the filtering may be pre- or post-recording. In transient AE analysis, the filtering may be prior to transient recording of the transient signals.