This system performs a non-destructive test with precise laser scanning and video processing to determine weaknesses and failures in the turbine blades of fighter aircraft. The original test systems were developed for use by Pratt & Whitney. These systems were designed to be accurate, robust, easy to use, and insensitive to environmental noise.

A slightly different and portable version was developed from this system to detect weaknesses and failures in aircraft bodies and rocket booster insulation on the Space Shuttles. For the Space Shuttles, it was primarily used to help determine and resolve the issue of the rocket booster insulation peeling off.