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Title: Acoustic imaging of objects in optically opaque fluids

Abstract

The present invention is a method and an apparatus that can image objects immersed in optically opaque fluids using ultrasound in a confined space and in a harsh environment. If the fluid is not highly attenuating at frequencies above 1 MHz, where commercial ultrasound scanners are available, such scanners can be adapted for imaging in these fluids. In the case of highly attenuating fluids, such as drilling mud, then a low frequency collimated sound source is used.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568525
Patent Number(s):
10331025
Application Number:
14/062,731
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G03 - PHOTOGRAPHY G03B - APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/24/2013
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Sinha, Dipen N., Osterhoudt, Curtis F., and Pantea, Cristian. Acoustic imaging of objects in optically opaque fluids. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Sinha, Dipen N., Osterhoudt, Curtis F., & Pantea, Cristian. Acoustic imaging of objects in optically opaque fluids. United States.
Sinha, Dipen N., Osterhoudt, Curtis F., and Pantea, Cristian. Tue . "Acoustic imaging of objects in optically opaque fluids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568525.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is a method and an apparatus that can image objects immersed in optically opaque fluids using ultrasound in a confined space and in a harsh environment. If the fluid is not highly attenuating at frequencies above 1 MHz, where commercial ultrasound scanners are available, such scanners can be adapted for imaging in these fluids. In the case of highly attenuating fluids, such as drilling mud, then a low frequency collimated sound source is used.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
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