Experimental study of high-range-resolution medical acoustic imaging for multiple target detection by frequency domain interferometry

Tomoki Kimura, Hirofumi Taki, Takuya Sakamoto, Toru Sato

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Abstract

We employed frequency domain interferometry (FDI) for use as a medical acoustic imager to detect multiple targets with high range resolution. The phase of each frequency component of an echo varies with the frequency, and target intervals can be estimated from the phase variance. This processing technique is generally used in radar imaging. When the interference within a range gate is coherent, the cross correlation between the desired signal and the coherent interference signal is nonzero. The Capon method works under the guiding principle that output power minimization cancels the desired signal with a coherent interference signal. Therefore, we utilize frequency averaging to suppress the correlation of the coherent interference. The results of computational simulations using a pseudoecho signal show that the Capon method with adaptive frequency averaging (AFA) provides a higher range resolution than a conventional method. These techniques were experimentally investigated and we confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method of processing by FDI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07GJ07
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume48
Issue number7 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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