Accession Number : ADD007002

Title :   Conical Beam Transducer Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Madison,Theodore C ; Cook,Rufus L

Report Date : 29 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A wide angle, wide bandwidth sonar transducer comprising a spherically curved array of transducer elements fully embedded in a body of acoustically transparent potting compound with their axes extending radially outwardly of a spherically curved wall to which they are bonded. Each includes an aluminum load element bonded to a piezoelectric element and is characterized by an electrical terminal press fitted into the load element. A method of manufacture for achieving the desired array formation within the potting compound utilizes a pattern from which a form is cast to hold the transducer elements in formation while being bonded to the curved wall, after which the form is removed and additional potting is cast. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Sonar transducers, *Sonar arrays, Wide angles, Broadband, Curved profiles, Piezoelectric materials, Potting compounds, Input output devices

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE