Accession Number : ADD011521

Title :   Calibration Method for Acoustic Scattering Measurements Using a Spherical Target.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dragonette,L R ; Frank,L J ; Numrich,S K

Report Date : 09 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent discloses a method for calibrating acoustic backscattering instrumentation utilizing a spherical body as a standard target. A spherical body made of high specific acoustic impedance material, such as tungsten carbide, is positioned a given distance from a source/receiver transducer which is energized to produce a short acoustic pulse directed toward the sphere. Acoustic signals reflected from the sphere are detected by the transducer and processed in the time domain to separate the rigid portion of the return from the elastic portions. The rigid portion is corrected for the transducer to sphere distance, the reflectivity of the sphere, and for the radius of the sphere. The resultant corrected signal represents the incident acoustic pulse produced by the transducer.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Acoustic scattering, *Acoustic measurement, *Calibration, Spheres, Transducers, Acoustic impedance, Reflectivity, Acoustic signals, Backscattering, Time domain, Tungsten carbides, Echoes

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE