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Wave field visualization using scanned hydrophone measurements
Author(s): Alan R. Selfridge
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Paper Abstract

A simple yet novel method has been developed which is useful for visualizing pressure distributions in acoustic wave fields. The method utilizes the power of contemporary computers to store entire waveforms from the numerous points interrogated in a planar scan. The most useful type of planar scan for the concept is made in the xz plane. The z- axis typically corresponds to the beam axis of a transducer, and the x-axis is an arbitrary axis normal to it. The technique to be discussed will yield moving images of instantaneous acoustic pressure in the xz plane. The concept of looking down at the surface of a body of water, with ripples moving away from a wave generator, is a good analogy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3664, Medical Imaging 1999: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering, (21 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350676
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Alan R. Selfridge, Ultrasonic Devices, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3664:
Medical Imaging 1999: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering
K. Kirk Shung, Editor(s)

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