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Method and apparatus for acoustic imaging of objects in water

United States Patent

January 25, 2005
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A method, system and underwater camera for acoustic imaging of objects in water or other liquids includes an acoustic source for generating an acoustic wavefront for reflecting from a target object as a reflected wavefront. The reflected acoustic wavefront deforms a screen on an acoustic side and correspondingly deforms the opposing optical side of the screen. An optical processing system is optically coupled to the optical side of the screen and converts the deformations on the optical side of the screen into an optical intensity image of the target object.
Deason; Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Telschow; Kenneth L. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 611,388
June 30, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC, and the Government has certain rights in this invention.