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Implementation of total focusing method for phased array ultrasonic imaging on FPGA
Author(s): JianQiang Guo; Xi Li; Xiaorong Gao; Zeyong Wang; Quanke Zhao
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a multi-FPGA imaging system dedicated for the real-time imaging using the Total Focusing Method (TFM) and Full Matrix Capture (FMC). The system was entirely described using Verilog HDL language and implemented on Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA development board. The whole algorithm process is to: establish a coordinate system of image and divide it into grids; calculate the complete acoustic distance of array element between transmitting array element and receiving array element, and transform it into index value; then index the sound pressure values from ROM and superimpose sound pressure values to get pixel value of one focus point; and calculate the pixel values of all focus points to get the final imaging. The imaging result shows that this algorithm has high SNR of defect imaging. And FPGA with parallel processing capability can provide high speed performance, so this system can provide the imaging interface, with complete function and good performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9446, Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation, 94462A (6 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180964
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JianQiang Guo, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xi Li, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xiaorong Gao, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zeyong Wang, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Quanke Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9446:
Ninth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation
Junning Cui; Jiubin Tan; Xianfang Wen, Editor(s)

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