ME 6449: Acoustic Transducers and Signal Analysis

Offered Fall, Odd Years


Credit Hours: 2-3-3
Prerequisites: ME 6760 or AE 6760 or with the consent of the instructor.
Catalog Description: Acoustic instrumentation and methods of signal analysis.
Textbooks: Daniel Raichel, The Science and Application of Acoustics, Springer-Verlag, 2000
Instructors: Yves Berthelot, Kenneth Cunefare, Peter Rogers
Goals: The goal of this course is to expose students to basic acoustic instrumentation and methods of signal analysis.
Audience: Graduate students or seniors with good standing in Engineering or Physics interested in applied acoustics. Limited to 20 students
Topics:
  • Basic principles of transduction
  • Reciprocity calibrations
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Ultrasonic instrumentation
  • Audio instrumentation
  • LDV techniques
  • A/D conversion, signal averaging, SNR, dynamic range,
  • FFT, windowing, PSD, CSD, auto-cross correlations
  • Reciprocity
  • Ultrasonic instrumentation
  • Audio instrumentation
  • Laser Doppler velocimetry
  • A/D conversion and digital analysis of data