Airborne ultrasonic potential in intelligent control

Z. K. Li, J. L. Rose, J. Eder

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A brief review of some current efforts to fully understand ultrasonic wave propagation in air is presented, along with some miscellaneous items of value in an intelligent manufacturing environment. The use of an airborne ultrasonic sensor can be a valuable tool in an intelligent manufacturing environment as long as the physics of wave propagation is thoroughly understood. Beam divergence, attenuation, presence of side lobes, ability to control interference patterns, etc., and the ability to improve signal-to-noise ratio can add significantly to creative use of ultrasonic sensors in manufacturing. Dimensional checks of a product, position measurement of various system hardware, and product quality measurements are all possible with airborne ultrasonic sensors. Basic tools for accomplishing these sensing activities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 5 IEEE Int Symp Intell Control 90
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818621087
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control 1990 - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Sep 5 1990Sep 7 1990

Publication series

NameProc 5 IEEE Int Symp Intell Control 90


OtherProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control 1990
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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