A Real-Time Synthetic-Aperture Imaging System

  • P. D. Corl
  • G. S. Kino
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 9)


A synthetic-aperture acoustic imaging system has been developed which employs digital electronics to perform real-time imaging with a 32-element acoustic transducer array. This system has also been implemented on a computer (not real-time) so that new concepts can be tested before they are implemented in hardware. A number of real-time and computer-reconstructed images are presented to illustrate the performance of this system, including images obtained using longitudinal waves in a water tank and Rayleigh (surface) waves on aluminum samples. Computer-generated contour plots are shown to illustrate the point response of this system and to demonstrate the resolution and sidelobe levels obtained with this synthetic-aperture technique.


Rayleigh Wave Transducer Array Acoustic Imaging Sidelobe Level Transducer Element 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Corl
    • 1
  • G. S. Kino
    • 1
  1. 1.Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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