I work for the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), which has worked with NASA for many years on developing various types of technologies. SwRI has an outstanding international reputation for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technology development. For example, the space shuttle is a very complex structure that has a large variety of components that must be nondestructively evaluated before flight. These components include bonding of heat tiles, ensuring the structural integrity of the leading edge, auxiliary power turbines, foam insulation, internal composite structures and many others. My work at SwRI has been to take these components and apply ultrasonic, eddy current, ultraviolet, infrared and many other energy fields that can be used to interact with the component in such a way that information can be obtained about the quality of the component.