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Titolo:
Sensitivity of ultrasonic hydrophone probes below 1 MHz
Autore:
Lewin, PA; Lypacewicz, G; Bautista, R; Devaraju, V;
Indirizzi:
Drexel Univ, Sch Biomed Engn Sci & Hlth Syst, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Drexel Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19104 th Syst, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Drexel Univ, Dept Elect & Comp Engn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Drexel Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19104 mp Engn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Polish Acad Sci, Inst Fundamental Tech Problems, Ctr Acoustoelect, PL-00049 Warsaw, Poland Polish Acad Sci Warsaw Poland PL-00049 stoelect, PL-00049 Warsaw, Poland
Titolo Testata:
ULTRASONICS
fascicolo: 1-8, volume: 38, anno: 2000,
pagine: 135 - 139
SICI:
0041-624X(200003)38:1-8<135:SOUHPB>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FREQUENCY-RESPONSE;
Keywords:
composite transducers; piezoelectric PVDF polymer ultrasound hydrophones;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Engineering, Computing & Technology
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lewin, PA Drexel Univ, Sch Biomed Engn Sci & Hlth Syst, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA Drexel Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19104 hiladelphia, PA 19104 USA
Citazione:
P.A. Lewin et al., "Sensitivity of ultrasonic hydrophone probes below 1 MHz", ULTRASONICS, 38(1-8), 2000, pp. 135-139

Abstract

Frequency responses of different PVDF polymer hydrophone probes, includingmembrane and needle designs, were measured and are presented in terms of end-of-cable voltage sensitivity versus frequency over a wide, 4.5 octave bandwidth ranging from 0.25 to 2.5 MHz. The probes are seldom, if at all, characterized in this frequency range due to the difficulties associated with a lack of adequate and readily implementable calibration techniques. To this end, a technique, which uses a combination of swept frequency chirp and reciprocity, so that both the relative and absolute plots of sensitivity versus frequency can be obtained, was developed and tested. Salient features of the technique including the design of a 6 octave auxiliary acoustic source are described. The experimental data indicate that a majority of the PVDFmembrane hydrophones exhibit a relatively uniform (to within +/- 2 dB) response. While, in general, this is not the case for commercially available needle hydrophone probes, it is evidenced that a careful attention to the PVDF probe design results in frequency characteristics fairly close to those achievable with a membrane design. The overall uncertainty of the calibration technique was estimated to be better than +/- 1.5 dB in the considered frequency range. The results of this work are important to implement procedures for adequate determination of the Mechanical Index (MI) of ultrasound imaging devices. MI is widely accepted as a predictor of potential bioeffects associated with cavitation phenomena. Current efforts are focused on extending the applicability of the technique to frequencies below 100 kHz. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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