Shows examples of the successful commercialization of devices and instruments arising from previous research in ultrasonics. The first chapter consists of six essays that provide advice on the ways and means of bringing inventions out of the laboratory and onto the showroom floor. The remaining eight chapters illustrate how devices come to fruition, discussing medical ultrasonic diagnostics, nondestructive testing, industrial process control sensors and systems, fabrication and characterization of transducers, surface acoustic wave technology, frequency control devices, industrial ultrasonic imaging/microscopy, and research instruments and systems.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
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Ultrasonic Instruments and Devices
provides a rigorous introduction to the technology and techniques of modern ultrasonic instrumentation. A chapter is devoted to each major engineering area, and each chapter is written by one or more world-class experts in the particular area covered by the chapter. Topics such as fabrication and characterization of transducers, surface acoustic wave technology, frequency control devices, and ultrasonic imaging and microscopy systems are covered.
Applications in medical diagnostics, nondestructive evaluation, and industrial control sensors are included with descriptions of how these instruments are used in a wide variety of situations such as taking ultrasonograms of an unborn child, testing the parts of an automobile for durability, evaluating the electronics that make a cell phone work, measuring the gas leading to a house, and evaluating the safety of an aircraft.
One entire chapter of the book is devoted to essays that provide useful advice on the ways and means of bringing inventions out of the laboratory and onto the showroom floor. Throughout the book there is a focus on research successes that have become commercial successes. Ultrasonic Instruments and Devices
holds useful perspectives for researchers, managers, and students.