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A self-reciprocity calibration method for broadband focused transducers
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A procedure is developed for self-calibration of broadband, spherically focused ultrasonic transducers based on reciprocity. The input and received signals are measured in a pulse-echo configuration. These signals are used in conjunction with a multi-Gaussian beam model to obtain the electromechanical transfer function of the transducer. This calibration procedure is advantageous because it reduces the experimental configuration to a single transducer and a reflector. Experimental results indicate that the transfer function is insensitive to on-axis reflector placement. This result supports the feasibility of integrating the calibration procedure into actual testing in some situations.
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