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Acoustic sensors using microstructures tunable with energy other than acoustic energy

United States Patent

November 25, 2003
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A sensor for detecting acoustic energy includes a microstructure tuned to a predetermined acoustic frequency and a device for detecting movement of the microstructure. A display device is operatively linked to the movement detecting device. When acoustic energy strikes the acoustic sensor, acoustic energy having a predetermined frequency moves the microstructure, where the movement is detected by the movement detecting device.
Datskos; Panagiotis G. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 397,276
September 16, 1999
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., and the Government has certain rights in this invention.