Masters Theses

Abstract

"The problem of transmitting acoustic signals through solid material channels is investigated using piezoelectric transducers for generation and detection of the signals. Laboratory experiments are performed in which a solid material channel is modeled by a block of Berea sandstone. The magnitude of the frequency response for the sandstone and transducer combination is obtained over the frequency range of approximately 0 Hz to 500 kHz. Various electrical waveforms are utilized as driving sources for the transmitting transducer. It is found that the best received waveform is obtained when a gated sinewave whose frequency is approximately equal to the resonant frequency of the transducer is used as the driving source. Based on the experimental results obtained, a communication system is proposed in which seismic noise is assumed to be negligible in the frequency range of interest"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Tranter, William H.

Committee Member(s)

Cunningham, David R.
Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

v, 39 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-46).

Rights

© 1971 Ronald Willis Carter, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Signal processing -- Design
Piezoelectric materials
Vibration transducers
Damping (Mechanics)

Thesis Number

T 2564

Print OCLC #

6034220

Electronic OCLC #

871701980

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