Beamforming system comprising a transducer assembly

R.M. Aarts (Inventor), P.J. Snijder (Inventor)

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Abstract

A beamforming system (ASY) comprises a modular transducer assembly (MTA) composed of a plurality of transducer modules (TM1, TM2, TM3). A transducer module comprises a plurality of interfaces having different geometrical orientations. An interface allows the transducer module to be physically coupled to another transducer module. In a reconnaissance phase, the beamforming system identifies transducer modules that are present in the modular transducer assembly (MTA). The beamforming system further identifies a structure in accordance with which the transducer modules have been physically coupled to each other. In a configuration phase, the beamforming system defines a signal relationship between the transducer modules on the basis of identification data that has been obtained in the reconnaissance phase and a desired directional response pattern.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS8526644
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2013

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