A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Parametric Acoustic Receiving Array
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS
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The parametric reception of a low frequency plane wave by the use of nonlinear interactions between acoustic waves is examined both theoretically and experimentally. The parametric reception of a low frequency wave is accomplished by the use of a high frequency acoustic pump wave which interacts with the low frequency signal wave to produce sound waves at the sum and difference frequencies. These sound waves are received by a second transducer placed on the axis of the pump transducer. This type of parametric array allows for the possibility of narrowbeam detection of a low frequency acoustic signal wave.