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Title: Method and apparatus for acoustic imaging of objects in water

Abstract

A method, system and underwater camera for acoustic imaging of objects in water or other liquids includes an acoustic source for generating an acoustic wavefront for reflecting from a target object as a reflected wavefront. The reflected acoustic wavefront deforms a screen on an acoustic side and correspondingly deforms the opposing optical side of the screen. An optical processing system is optically coupled to the optical side of the screen and converts the deformations on the optical side of the screen into an optical intensity image of the target object.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175220
Patent Number(s):
6847584
Application Number:
10/611,388
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G03 - PHOTOGRAPHY G03B - APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Deason, Vance A., and Telschow, Kenneth L.. Method and apparatus for acoustic imaging of objects in water. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Deason, Vance A., & Telschow, Kenneth L.. Method and apparatus for acoustic imaging of objects in water. United States.
Deason, Vance A., and Telschow, Kenneth L.. Tue . "Method and apparatus for acoustic imaging of objects in water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175220.
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