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Reflective echo tomographic imaging using acoustic beams

United States Patent

November 25, 2014
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An inspection system includes a plurality of acoustic beamformers, where each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers including a plurality of acoustic transmitter elements. The system also includes at least one controller configured for causing each of the plurality of acoustic beamformers to generate an acoustic beam directed to a point in a volume of interest during a first time. Based on a reflected wave intensity detected at a plurality of acoustic receiver elements, an image of the volume of interest can be generated.
Kisner; Roger (Knoxville, TN), Santos-Villalobos; Hector J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 870,604
April 25, 2013
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.