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A 35 MHz PCMUT phased array for NDE ultrasound
Author(s): Kevin Snook; Xiaoning Jiang; Changhong Hu; Xuecang Geng; Ruibin Liu; John Welter; Kirk Shung; Wesley S. Hackenberger
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the development of a 35 MHz 64-channel Piezoelectric Composite based Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer (PCMUT) phased array for NDE ultrasound application is presented. A 35 MHz PMN-PT single crystal 1-3 composite based PC-MUT phased array was designed with extensive acoustic field and 1D modeling. The initial modeling results demonstrated that the focused detection resolution (10% of -3 dB beam width) could be as small as 30 μm in the azimuth direction. The maximum imaging depth for ceramic samples is around 20 mm. The PC-MUT array being developed will extend the state-of-art NDE phased array technology from approximately 20 MHz to 35 MHz, which will greatly enhance the imaging resolution for a broad range of NDE ultrasound applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7294, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2009, 729403 (8 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815621
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Kevin Snook, TRS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoning Jiang, TRS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Changhong Hu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Xuecang Geng, Blatek, Inc. (United States)
Ruibin Liu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
John Welter, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (United States)
Kirk Shung, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Wesley S. Hackenberger, TRS Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7294:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2009
H. Felix Wu; Aaron A. Diaz; Peter J. Shull; Dietmar W. Vogel, Editor(s)

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