Resonance tracking and vibration stablilization for high power ultrasonic transducers

Y. Kuang, Y. Jin, S. Cochran, Z. Huang (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Resonant frequency shift and electrical impedance variation are common phenomena in the application of high power ultrasonic transducers, e.g. in focused ultrasound surgery and in cutting. They result in low power efficiency and unstable vibration amplitude. To solve this problem, a driving and measurement system has been developed to track the resonance of high power transducers and to stabilise their vibration velocity. This has the ability to monitor the operating and performance parameters of the ultrasonic transducers in real time. The configuration of the system, with its control algorithm implemented in LabVIEW (National Instruments, Newbury, UK), ensures flexibility to suit different transducers and load conditions. In addition, with different programs, it can be utilised as a high power impedance analyser or an instantaneous electrical power measurement system for frequencies in the MHz range. The effectiveness of this system has been demonstrated in detailed studies. With it, high transducer performance at high power can be achieved and monitored in real time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-194
    Number of pages8
    JournalUltrasonics
    Volume54
    Issue number1
    Early online date10 Jul 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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