This article reports on a new type of system for high fidelity underwater sound generation (patent pending PT105474). The system includes an underwater sound actuator and the corresponding electronic driver. The sound is generated by a rigid plate that is actuated (both for positioning/dumping and excitation) using purely electromagnetic forces, thus, avoiding the use of any elastic membrane. Since there is no compressible air inside the device, which is flooded by water, the operation of this device is independent from depth, broadening its applications to any water pressure. Characterization of the frequency response, the radiation characteristics, and the dynamic range of this new device for underwater sound generation is presented.
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Research Article| May 18 2012
A new concept in underwater high fidelity low frequency sound generation
Paulo J. Fonseca;
Paulo J. Fonseca, J. Maia Alves; A new concept in underwater high fidelity low frequency sound generation. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 May 2012; 83 (5): 055007. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4717680
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