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Physical modeling of transducers
Author(s): John M. Reid; Peter A. Lewin; Qian Zhang
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Paper Abstract

It is difficult to do significant work on transducers in an academic or small-shop setting since the machinery required for the fabrication of the micro-sized elements is expensive, and the needed human expertise takes a long time to acquire. The expense of preparing for prototype production must be committed even before the design has been tested. This paper discusses a means to allow fabrication of low-frequency models of high-frequency transducers in the average academic laboratory or model shop -- without requiring exotic saws, presses, etc., for preliminary evaluation of the design. These models will have the added advantage that they can be more realistic models of actual transducers than present computer models. In addition, we show that acoustic fields can be scaled so that field models of scattering and propagation can be used to investigate these effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3037, Medical Imaging 1997: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering, (10 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271334
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Reid, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Peter A. Lewin, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Qian Zhang, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3037:
Medical Imaging 1997: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering
K. Kirk Shung, Editor(s)

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