Measurement and dynamic display of acoustic wave pulses

J. Y. Lu, T. Kinter, J. F. Greenleaf

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To evaluate and improve the longitudinal and lateral resolution of an ultrasonic transducer in pulse-echo imaging, it is useful to visualize how the ultrasonic pulse travels in space. A method for measuring and dynamically displaying the traveling acoustic wave pulses is developed. A half-millimeter hydrophone was used to scan two-dimensional planes through the beams produced by three types of transducers: commercial PZT, air-backed PZT, and PZT ceramic/polymer composite. The signals were digitized and stored in two- and three-dimensional formats. The ANALYZE software package was used to produce movies of the traveling wave as well as the two- and three-dimensional depictions of the pulse at various points in space and time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasonics Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventIEEE 1989 Ultrasonics Symposium - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: Oct 3 1989Oct 6 1989

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  • Engineering(all)


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