Keywords

Acoustical engineering, Electroacoustic transducers

Abstract

Requirements exist for a unique type of underwater acoustic source. The transducer is in the form of a linear array of discrete elements and is required to have a constants transmitting voltage response and carefully controlled directivity characteristics over a two octave bandwidth. A generalized model of a linear array of cylindrical piezoelectric ceramic acoustic radiators is developed and applied to the design of a prototype which operates over approximately one half of the required bandwidth. The prototype transducer was built and the measured results are compared with those predicted by the model. Recommendations are made for improving the performance of both the prototype and the array required to meet the full bandwidth specified.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1978

Advisor

Rapson, Jr., Richard C.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Acoustics

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 49 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013179

Subjects

Acoustical engineering, Electroacoustic transducers

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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