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Title: System and method for sonic wave measurements using an acoustic beam source

Abstract

A method and system for investigating structure near a borehole are described herein. The method includes generating an acoustic beam by an acoustic source; directing at one or more azimuthal angles the acoustic beam towards a selected location in a vicinity of a borehole; receiving at one or more receivers an acoustic signal, the acoustic signal originating from a reflection or a refraction of the acoustic wave by a material at the selected location; and analyzing the received acoustic signal to characterize features of the material around the borehole.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1209347
Patent Number(s):
9103944
Application Number:
13/836,611
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B06 - GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL B06B - METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OF INFRASONIC, SONIC, OR ULTRASONIC FREQUENCY, {e.g.} FOR PERFORMING MECHANICAL WORK IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Vu, Cung Khac, Sinha, Dipen N., and Pantea, Cristian. System and method for sonic wave measurements using an acoustic beam source. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Vu, Cung Khac, Sinha, Dipen N., & Pantea, Cristian. System and method for sonic wave measurements using an acoustic beam source. United States.
Vu, Cung Khac, Sinha, Dipen N., and Pantea, Cristian. Tue . "System and method for sonic wave measurements using an acoustic beam source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1209347.
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