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Analysis of the Ultrasonic Beam Profile Due to Variation of the Inter-Element Spacing for the Phased Array Transducer
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Analysis of the Ultrasonic Beam Profile Due to Variation of the Inter-Element Spacing for the Phased Array Transducer
Choe, Sang-U; Lee, Jun-Hyeon;
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 Abstract
The phased array transducer has two distinct advantages. One is rapid scanning comparing with the conventional mechanical or manual scanning system. Therefore, output image is represented in real-time. The other is the dynamic focusing and the dynamic steering of ultrasonic beam. Only the delay times that are controlled electrically are used to focus and to steer beam without any lenses or wedges. In this study, the profile of the ultrasonic beam for the phased array transducer has been simulated in the Huygens principle with varying the inter-element spacing of the linear phased array transducer. From the result of this study, it was found that the ultrasonic beam spread wider as the inter-element spacing was decreased. However, the focusing effect was improved, even when the number of the element was not big. In addition, there was grating lobes that are constructed when the inter-element spacing is more than half wavelength. However, this grating lobe has lower amplitude than the main lobe.
 Keywords
Ultrasonic wave;Phased Array Transducer;Pulse Delay Time;Piezoelectric Element;Main Lobe;Grating Lobe;Side Lobe;
 Language
Korean
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