Contour Plotting by a Sonic Phase Lock Loop

  • R. J. Redding
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 10)


The use of a sound wave as a measurement tool is increasing for a number of reasons. Medically it is a benign ray. Scientifically it is a means of measuring with the minimum of disturbance and in an engineering sense it provides digital information which is readily processed by a computer. However, sonic measurements have largely used a pulse-echo technique which has been refined to a high degree by advances in electronic circuitry and components. Effort has been concentrated in the ultrasound region for practical reasons.


Automatic Gain Control Voltage Control Oscillator Electronic Circuitry Fluid Path Sonic Measurement 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Redding
    • 1
  1. 1.Design Automation (London) LimitedMaidenhead, BerksUK

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