High-resolution determination of transit time of ultrasound in a thin layer in pulse-echo method

Tomohisa Kimura, Hiroshi Kanai, Noriyoshi Chubachi

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Abstract

In this paper we proposed a new method for removing the characteristic of the piezoelectric transducer from the received signal in the pulse-echo method so that the time resolution in the determination of transit time of ultrasound in a thin layer is increased. The total characteristic of the pulse-echo system is described by cascade of distributed-constant systems for the ultrasonic transducer, matching layer, and acoustic medium. The input impedance is estimated by the inverse matrix of the cascade system and the voltage signal at the electrical port. From the inverse Fourier transform of input impedance, the transit time in a thin layer object is accurately determined with high time resolution. The principle of the method is confirmed by simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1677-1682
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
VolumeE78-A
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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