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NESB Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch

NESB Nondestructive Evaluaton Sciences Branch

NESB Nondestructive Evalutation Sciences Branch

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be the world's leading nondestructive evaluation sciences research laboratory for aerospace applications and a science and technology resource for NASA, Other Government Agencies, and United States industry.

The mission of the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch is to improve aerospace technology by pioneering advances in nondestructive measurement sciences, material state awareness, and the vechicle health monitoring through fundamental scientific research, technology development, and transferring these to the scientific and aerospace communities.

Major Activities

  • Conducts applied and computational research focused on the development of advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and integrated vehicle health monitoring (IVHM) methodologies for assuring the structural safety and reliability of aero vehicles.
  • Advanced sensor development to enable improved sensitivity to structural performance properties critical to structural integrity.
  • Prototype systems development for field testing of advanced NDE and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) techniques and addressing critical agency needs.


Research and Technology Directorate


NASA NDE Working Group
American Society For Nondestructive Testing
American Society for Testing and Materials
British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing
Center for NDE at Iowa State
The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing & Ultrasonics
Southwest Research Institute

Major Capabilities

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