MOSAIC: An integrated ultrasonic 2-D array system

Triger, S., Wallace, J., Saillant, J.-F., Cochran, S. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2007) MOSAIC: An integrated ultrasonic 2-D array system. In: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, New York, NY, USA, 28 - 31 Oct 2007, pp. 1021-1024. ISBN 9781424413843 (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2007.260)




An investigation into the development of an ultrasound imaging system capable of customization for multiple applications via the tessellation of in-system programmable scalable modules, or tiles, is presented here. Each tile contains an individual ultrasonic array, operating at +/-3.3V, which can be assembled into a larger ‘mosaic’ of multiple tiles to create arrays of any size or shape. The ability to form an imaging system from generic building blocks which are physically identical for manufacturing purposes yet functionally unique via programming to suit the application has many potential benefits in the field of ultrasonics. The system is primarily targeted at underwater sonar and non-destructive testing, as defined by the current excitation frequency, but the concept is equally applicable to applications in biomedical ultrasound.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:2D array, microelectronics, system integration, miniaturization.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cochran, Professor Sandy and Cumming, Professor David and Triger, Dr Simon
Authors: Triger, S., Wallace, J., Saillant, J.-F., Cochran, S., and Cumming, D.R.S.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Research Group:Microsystem Technology
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First Published:First published in IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings 2007: 1021-1024
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
372601A scalable mosaic array for ultrasonic imagingDavid CummingEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)GR/T19803/01Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering