Shawcor Inspection Systems (SIS) is a leading supplier of high energy x-ray detection systems to the Space industry.
Our systems are mainly used to inspect the integrity of solid fuel booster rocket motors at energies up to 15 MV.
Our LSXI detectors provide a real-time digital image for inspection of the components whilst undergoing a slow rotation in the x-ray beam. They can be packaged in such a manner to allow them to fit into the hollow central core of the rocket motor. This results in a high contrast image using a Single Wall, Single Image (SWSI) technique. Anti- collision detectors prevent accidental contact with the rocket motor during inspection.
Our Amorphous Silicon (Flat Panel) detectors are used to replace x-ray film, enabling a considerable reduction in inspection time and costs.
Both types of detectors can be used for tangential radiography to detect defects and de- bond.
SIS has the capabilities to offer unique x-ray inspection solutions to the space industry with particular expertise in high energy inspection of large diameter solid fuel rockets.