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TitleHigh frequency wide beam PVDF ultrasonic projector for underwater communications
Author(s)Martins, Marcos
Barardo, Christophe
Matos, Tiago
Gonçalves, Luís
Cabral, José
Silva, António
Jesus, Sérgio
Keywordspolymer ultrasound transduce
wide beam
very high frequency
wideband digital communications
underwater wireless communications
polymer ultrasound transducer
Issue date26-Oct-2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
JournalOceans Conference Record (ieee)
Abstract(s)This work describes the development and characterization of a wide beam and wideband ultrasonic transducer, designed as an emitter for underwater communications up to 1.5 MHz. The active element being used is composed of two layers of 110 μm PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) film, with NiCu electrodes. The transducer has a semicircular shape with a diameter of 15 cm. Pool trials show a transmitting voltage response of approximately 150 dB re μPa/V @ 1m from 750kHz to 1MHz and higher than 130 dB re μPa/V @ 1m between 250kHz and 1.5MHz. At 1 MHz, when excited with 12V, the transducer has a power consumption of 37.5 mW.
TypeConference paper
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:DEI - Artigos em atas de congressos internacionais

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