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Parameters influencing focalization spot in time reversal of acoustic waves
Author(s): Harald Zophoniasson; Christian Bolzmacher; Moustafa Hafez
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Paper Abstract

Time reversal is an approach that can be used to focus acoustic waves in a particular location on a surface, allowing a multitouch tactile feedback interaction. The spatial resolution in this case depends on several parameters, such as geometrical parameters, frequency used and material properties, described by the Lamb wave theory. This paper highlights the impact of frequency, geometrical parameters such as plate thickness and transducer’s surface on the focused spot dimensions. In this paper a study of the influence of the plate’s thickness and the frequency bandwidth used in the focusing process is presented. It is also shown that the dimension of the piezoelectric diaphragms used has little influence on the spatial resolution. Resonant behavior of the plate and its implication on focus point dimension and focalization contrast were investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9517, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VII; and Cyber Physical Systems, 95171S (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178963
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Harald Zophoniasson, Sensorial and Ambient Interfaces Lab., CEA (France)
Christian Bolzmacher, Sensorial and Ambient Interfaces Lab., CEA (France)
Moustafa Hafez, Sensorial and Ambient Interfaces Lab., CEA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9517:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VII; and Cyber Physical Systems
José Luis Sánchez-Rojas; Riccardo Brama, Editor(s)

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