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An Ultrasonic Absolute Power Transfer Standard



Steven E. Fick, Donald G. Eitzen, Carl E. Tschiegg, Franklin R. Breckenridge


In response to increased interest in the use of calibrated sources of ultrasonic energy, we have developed a system comprising components grouped to facilitate the accurate transfer of calibration. Electronic circuitry supplied with and built into each ultrasonic transducer obviates both the use of not-readily-available radio-frequency equipment and the measurement of anything more exotic than dc voltage. Prototype transducers have shown good output at frequenices up to 78 MHz. Units now available to the public can be calibrated at output powers ranging from 5 mW to 500 mW at frequencies between 1 and 20 MHz.
J. of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
Vol 89 (2)


Ultrasonics, Ultrasound power measurement


Fick, S. , Eitzen, D. , Tschiegg, C. and Breckenridge, F. (1984), An Ultrasonic Absolute Power Transfer Standard, J. of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created February 29, 1984, Updated October 12, 2021