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Interferometric Microphone Calibrator And Comparison Calibrating A Microphone

Published Patent Application Numer: 2022/0394404 A1


An interferometric microphone calibrator for comparison calibrating a microphone, the interferometric microphone calibrator comprising: an interferometer in optical communication with a microphone and that produces an interferometer measurement light, communicates the interferometer measurement light to the microphone, and receives an interferometer backscattered light from the microphone, such that a sensitivity of a test microphone is interferometrically calibrated to a reference microphone from the interferometer backscattered light; a preamplifier-controller in electrical communication with the microphone, and that receives a driver signal from a microphone driver and drives the microphone driver; the microphone driver in electrical communication with the preamplifier-controller and that receives a driver control signal from a calibration controller and produces the driver signal based on the driver control signal; and a calibration controller in electrical communication with the microphone driver and that produces the driver control signal and communicates the driver control signal to the microphone driver.

Created February 8, 2023, Updated December 15, 2023