close visual inspection


ECSS-E-ST-32-01C Rev. 1


close proximity, intense visual examination of the internal and external surfaces of a structure, including structural details or locations, for indications of impact damage, flaws, and other surface defects


  • NOTE The inspection capability is evaluated by the surface deflection measurement (impact depth). The close visual inspection is considered to detect reliably a deflection larger than the visual damage threshold (VDT).
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