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Sensors 2012, 12(2), 1299-1311; doi:10.3390/s120201299

Development of a Low-Cost Airborne Ultrasound Sensor for the Detection of Brick Joints behind a Wall Painting

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Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. de los Naranjos s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain
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Centro de Tecnologías Físicas, Unidad Asociada ICMM-CSIC/UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. de los Naranjos s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain
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Servicio de Conservación y Restauración de la Exma, Diputación de Castellón (SCRC), Complejo Socio-Educativo de Penyeta Roja s/n, Castellón 12080, Spain
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Instituto Valenciano de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales (IVC+R), Complejo Socio-Educativo de Penyeta Roja s/n, Castellón 12080, Spain
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC), Cantoblanco, Madrid 28049, Spain
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Received: 30 November 2011 / Revised: 11 January 2012 / Accepted: 21 January 2012 / Published: 31 January 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Non-destructive methods are of great interest for the analysis of cultural heritage. Among the different possible techniques, this paper presents a low cost prototype based on the emission and reception of airborne ultrasound without direct contact with the test specimen. We successfully performed a method test for the detection of brick joints under a XVth century Renaissance fresco of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city of Valencia (Spain). Both laboratory and in situ results are in agreement. Using this prototype system, an early moisture detection system has been installed in the dome that supports the fresco. The result is encouraging and opens interesting prospects for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: non destructive test; ultrasound; wall painting; brick joints non destructive test; ultrasound; wall painting; brick joints
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García-Diego, F.-J.; Bravo, J.M.; Pérez-Miralles, J.; Estrada, H.; Fernández-Navajas, A. Development of a Low-Cost Airborne Ultrasound Sensor for the Detection of Brick Joints behind a Wall Painting. Sensors 2012, 12, 1299-1311.

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