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Title: Acoustic imaging system

Abstract

An acoustic imaging system for displaying an object viewed by a moving array of transducers as the array is pivoted about a fixed point within a given plane. A plurality of transducers are fixedly positioned and equally spaced within a laterally extending array and operatively directed to transmit and receive acoustic signals along substantially parallel transmission paths. The transducers are sequentially activated along the array to transmit and receive acoustic signals according to a preestablished sequence. Means are provided for generating output voltages for each reception of an acoustic signal, corresponding to the coordinate position of the object viewed as the array is pivoted. Receptions from each of the transducers are presented on the same display at coordinates corresponding to the actual position of the object viewed to form a plane view of the object scanned.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Engineering Development Lab., Richland, Wash. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
863314
Patent Number(s):
US 4145680
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(45-1-)2170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
acoustic; imaging; displaying; viewed; moving; array; transducers; pivoted; fixed; plane; plurality; fixedly; positioned; equally; spaced; laterally; extending; operatively; directed; transmit; receive; signals; substantially; parallel; transmission; paths; sequentially; activated; according; preestablished; sequence; means; provided; generating; output; voltages; reception; signal; corresponding; coordinate; position; receptions; display; coordinates; form; view; scanned; output voltages; acoustic signals; output voltage; substantially parallel; equally spaced; acoustic signal; coordinate position; generating output; fixedly positioned; acoustic imaging; /367/73/

Citation Formats

Smith, Richard W. Acoustic imaging system. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Smith, Richard W. Acoustic imaging system. United States.
Smith, Richard W. Mon . "Acoustic imaging system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863314.
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abstractNote = {An acoustic imaging system for displaying an object viewed by a moving array of transducers as the array is pivoted about a fixed point within a given plane. A plurality of transducers are fixedly positioned and equally spaced within a laterally extending array and operatively directed to transmit and receive acoustic signals along substantially parallel transmission paths. The transducers are sequentially activated along the array to transmit and receive acoustic signals according to a preestablished sequence. Means are provided for generating output voltages for each reception of an acoustic signal, corresponding to the coordinate position of the object viewed as the array is pivoted. Receptions from each of the transducers are presented on the same display at coordinates corresponding to the actual position of the object viewed to form a plane view of the object scanned.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1979},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1979}
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