Calculation of Radiation Beam Field from Phased Array Ultrasonic Transducers Using Expanded Multi-Gaussian Beam Model
For the reliable application of ultrasonic phased array technique, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of the radiation beam field from the array transducers quantitatively. Very recently, it has been developed the expanded multi-Gaussian beam model that can calculate the radiation beam field from a single, rectangular transducer with great computational efficiency. In this paper, this model is adopted to calculate the radiation beam field from array transducers with various time delays to achieve steering and/or focusing. The calculation results are compared to those obtained by well known Rayleigh-Sommerfeld integral that provides the exact solution in order to explore the validity of the expanded multi-Gaussian beam model in this task.
J. S. Park et al., "Calculation of Radiation Beam Field from Phased Array Ultrasonic Transducers Using Expanded Multi-Gaussian Beam Model", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 110, pp. 163-168, 2006