Modern Transducers, Theory and Practice

  • H. A. J. Rijnja
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 66)


After a survey of the historical development of sonar-transducers an account is given of the design and construction of piezoelectric piston elements, to be mounted in transducer arrays for active sonars. Flextensional transducers are mentioned briefly, and also bimorphs and free flooded rings for deep water operation. Design considerations for hydrophones are discussed, paying attention to multimode hydrophones for directional sensitivity. For calibration of large transducers the near field technique is recommended.


Resonance Frequency Active Sonar Rochelle Salt Fundamental Resonance Frequency Power Handling Capability 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. J. Rijnja
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  1. 1.Physisch Laboratorium TNOThe HagueNetherlands

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