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Title: Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams

Abstract

An inspection system includes a plurality of acoustic beamformers, where each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers including a plurality of acoustic transmitter elements. The system also includes at least one controller configured for causing each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers to generate an acoustic beam directed to a point in a volume of interest during a first time. Based on a reflected wave intensity detected at a plurality of acoustic receiver elements, an image of the volume of interest can be generated.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1164354
Patent Number(s):
8894580
Application Number:
13/870,604
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Kisner, Roger, and Santos-Villalobos, Hector J. Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Kisner, Roger, & Santos-Villalobos, Hector J. Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams. United States.
Kisner, Roger, and Santos-Villalobos, Hector J. Tue . "Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1164354.
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