Welcome to the IMCL project website.

We are developing novel scanning
systems, reconstruction algorithms,
and high-performance software
for non-destructive testing.

About us

Iterative Methods for Computed Laminography (IMCL) is a joint research project of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and the Chair of Computer Graphics of Saarland University together with the X-Ray Technology Development Center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing.

Standard 3D Computed Tomography (3D-CT) is an established technique both in medicine and non-destructive industrial testing. However, some very important and safety-critical objects, like airplane wings, printed circuit boards or fiber-reinforced lighweight construction structures cannot be appropriately examined using 3D-CT.

We are building a novel pipeline based on Computed Laminography(CL) to allow for a robust and reliable non-destructive testing of these objects, drawing on the excellence of our team in industrial engineering, mathematical algorithm development and highly-efficient parallel software implementations.

New publications added

Check out our current work and learn what Computed Lamingraphy is or explore newest reconstruction algorithms.

Researcher at the IZFP awarded with science prize

Christian SchorrThe German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) awards scientists with the science prize for excellent and innovative performance on the development of non-destructive testing. This prize was handed over to Dr. Christian Schorr for his doctoral dissertation “Optimierung iterativer Rekonstruktionsverfahren bei unvollständigen Daten zur Anwendung in der Computerlaminographie” with a laudation by Prof. Anton Erhard in the context of this year’s annual meeting of the DGZfP which took place in Potsdam dated 26 to 28 May 2014.

New team member

We welcome Nico Marniok as a new team member. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and he will work as a researcher at the Computer Graphics Lab of Saarland University.

New publications added

Check out our current work and learn what Computed Lamingraphy is or explore newest reconstruction algorithms.

Congratulations to Dr. Schorr

Christian SchorrChristian Schorr successfully defended his thesis and became a Doctor of Natural Sciences. Check out his dissertation in the Publications Section.

We design novel scanning systems that are using an optimized acquisition geometry, high-resolution flat panel detectors and precise calibration, making them more efficient, easier to handle, realiable and robust.

We create new algorithms based on rigorous mathematical treatment and incorporate a priori information to reconstruct objects more effectively and with fewer projections, making the reconstructions faster and more robust.

We develop improved software using the latest parallel, many-core optimized techniques, making the algorithms faster to execute and computationally more efficient, keeping the processing time at bay.