Accession Number:

ADD020035

Title:

Piezoelectric Volumetric Array

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 10 Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-05

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A three-dimensional array of acoustic sensors. The array can be used for both the transmission and reception of acoustic signals. The array comprises electroplated piezoelectric polymer layers that are laminated with a non-conductive epoxy to form individual multi-layer array transducer elements. Circuit support layer layers are incorporated between the multi-layer array transducer elements. Because of the three-dimensional configuration of the array, logical transducers can be created from multiple transducer elements, and transmission and reception of acoustic signals in any direction can be realized.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE