Questions regarding Ultrasonic devices and uses. Ultrasound is higher than the typical human hearing range, with the low end at 20khz. Ultrasonic distance and Proximity meters are common. Be careful around Chiroptera and marine life. Your dog might not like it either.

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Creating a home made ultrasound transducer

I don't know how ultrasound transducers (transmitters) are made, is it possible to create a home made ultrasound transmitter with a custom specific range 1MHz or more? If it is not, would a 3D ...
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Why sound wave is the best choice for many location detectors?

So I'm currently working on my high school final project, which is basically a Radar :) ... I'm using the SRF05 detector to detect objects that are near the surface of the device. My current ...
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What is the current consumed by Ultrasonic Sensors/Transducers (1-2MHz) to generate Ultrasound waves

I would like to know what is the current consumed by a 1-2MHz Ultrasonic Sensor (i.e sensors used for Clamp on Ultrasonic flowmeter) to generate Ultrasound waves. The two ultrasonic sensor ...
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Piezoelectric Transducer, effect of voltage amplitude vs frequency of pulsing signal?

I am not an expert in piezoelectric transducers used for ultrasound applications so I am looking for some insight into the matter. To extract the greatest amount of acoustic energy from the ...
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Low cost, light weight, cost effective sensor technology

Is ultrasonic sensor technology the lightest, most inexpensive and most effective for creating an unnoticeable mobile device that can also audibly detect a solid or liquid by an object in motion at ...
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What is Sensitivity in an ultrasonic transducer Specification?

So far I understand that Sensitivity of the transducer is defined as the ratio of its electrical output to mechanical input. While going through ultrasonic transducer specs, they have a rated ...
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Can I make an ultrasonic motion sensor using one piezotransducer?

I wonder whether I can make a small motion sensor using one piezotransducer with a feedback. It should emit a low-frequency ultrasound (say 33kHz) and I expect to see some signal changes on a ...
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Relationship between transducer voltage and sound pressure

I understand that transducers produce a voltage that is approximately proportional to the sound pressure. For a given transducer supplied with 1000mV, how can I work out the sound pressure (Pa) ...
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How to package an ultrasonic transducer so it can be submerged?

I'm looking for a way to package an ultrasonic transducer without losing too much power in the process, which will also be an easy to make it so my transducer can be submerged. My system is supposed ...
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Ultrasonic Sensor to detect water flow

I am trying to build a small DIY kit that can detect water flow in a pipe using ultrasonic sensor. I have found Ultrasonic Distance Sensor but not Ultrasonic Flow Sensor. Would really appreciate any ...
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Sonar sensor constantly gives similar output

I have a somewhat general question about sonar sensors. I have three "SN-HRLV-EZ1" (maxsonar) sonar sensors and I use them to do obstacle avoidance. After a few crashes two of the sonars always show ...
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How does sonar locate an object in three dimensional space to output data for imaging?

I'm working on a small learning project where I want to connect sonar back to an android phone over bluetooth. I'm working with an hc- sr04 that a friend gave to me and I'm trying to piece together ...
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Could some one explain me technically as to why the bandwidth is severly limited in underwater channel for communications?

I understand that, due to the harsh characteristics of the underwater channel, the effective bandwidth for communication underwater (using acoustics) is severely limited. But i would like to know the ...
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Arduino project: ultrasonic sensor + 5M 5050 RGB LED strip lights

I'm relatively new to electronics, and as a newbie, I am seeking advice. I'm my current project, I would like to test out the combination of RGB LED strip controlled by one ultrasonic sensor. I am ...
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Losing sensitive data when trying to send them via GSM

I am working on a system which collects data from a set of ultrasonic sensors. Those sensors work at 40Hz frequency, and each data they send are valuable to me. I need to send those data to a mqtt ...
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Helicopter rotor blade system detection approaching objects

I am working on this project to detect anything that is entering the zone of RC helicopter blades (around 10cm diameter) region and stop the rotor. It needs to detect any solid object so metal or ...
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Using ultrasonic sensors to measure distances to multiple objects

I'm doing a project which using ultrasonic sensors to measure the distances to objects. As far as I know the sensor can only measure the distance of the closest object to it. Is it right? And in ...
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Calculating Wavelength of sound using an Arduino

I'm using an Arduino Uno R3. I need to measure the wavelength of sound of a particular (known) frequency. By substituting in the equation: Vsound = Frequency * Wavelength ...I wish to calculate the ...
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Ultrasound receiver ringing suppression

How can I limit the ringing time and amplitude of an ultrasonic receiver that has just been hit by an incoming wave? [Note - just adding a resistor in parallel does not work well]. Any known ...
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How to collimate ultrasonc beam from proximity sensor HC-SR04 in measurng distances of 3 meters?

I am currently doing a project for bicycle overtaking safety in which an approaching vehicle or cycle from behind is found through ultrasonic sensor and indication is given to the rider. I had a ...
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Ultrasonic transducer response to harmonics?

Does anyone know offhand whether an ultrasonic transducer will respond efficiently to harmonics of the fundamental? For example, will a 40kHz transmitter also transmit with reasonable efficiency at ...
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How to Wire Up Ultrasonic Transducer

I want to use the direct time of flight method to measure the distance between a person carrying an arduino and a certain part of the room. I have come across many different boards which can easily be ...
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Can You Drive Back-To-Back MOSFETs (aka a Solid State Relay) Without Using An Optocoupler?

I was wondering if there was any way of driving back-to-back MOSFETs (with their sources and gates tied together as shown in the following image) without using an optocoupler? The reason is that ...
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Ultrasonic Frequency to distance

In another post I ask about an ultrasonic radial beacon finder: Does it exist: 360 degree ultrasonic receiver/beacon combo Assuming it exists or I can hack one of those together, would it be possible ...
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Does it exist: 360 degree ultrasonic receiver/beacon combo

Note: I posted this over on Robotics but the more I think about it, the more I realize this would be better asked here. Basically, I want to detect an ultrasonic beacon in a radius around the robot. ...
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Arduino ultrasonic sensor

I am attempting to read an HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor at the same time a couple of servos are running. Having a servo running is messing up the timing of the pulseIn() method. The distance ...
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Low cost and accurate Sensor technology for detecting objects at short distances (<5m)

I am interested in a project which aims to detect any object within short distances, at various directions. Hence, the sensor should be highly directional, fairly accurate and if possible, compact. ...
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Driving high voltage to ultrasonic transducer with Arduino

I'm trying to drive an ultrasonic transducer with an Arduino. I have the arduino putting 40kHz out of pin 10 and I would like to step that up from a 5V square wave to 100Vp-p or anything near there. ...
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How can I trigger an LED with ultrasound

CASE: I would like to trigger a few independent LED's wireless-ly as cheap as physically possible. It is simply a LED connected to a battery. (The LED-part must be cheap, the transmitter does not ...
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Q: ultrasonic sensors - distance detection

I have a question about ultrasonic sensors. By connecting the car parking sensor to the scope I always get the same wave. But by changing the distance from the sensor, the parking system respond as ...
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How do I choose the correct op amp to amplify a high frequency sine wave (>500kHz)

I am working with ultrasonic transducers (12mm diameter, 500kHz). With my present physical setup, the transmitter is excited with a 3.3V p-p sine wave. The receiver is showing a nice clean sine wave ...
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Which low voltage single supply opamp for ultrasound mic?

I have a problem choosing right opamp to amplify signal from 10KHz-65KHz mic SPM0204UD5. According to microphone's datasheet, it has max output impedance of 300Ω, and supply voltage from 1.5 to 3.6 V. ...
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transmit data wirelessly under water?

I am looking into constructing a small submarine with a Raspberry Pi. This is just for a hobby project but my idea is to have it communicate with the surface wirelessly. I know that normal radio waves ...
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Identity of TI mystery chip: CM060B

I am having trouble identifying one of the two ICs on my dog's ultrasonic collar tag. The lettering on the 16-pin SOIC package was obscured by some sealant which I had to scrape away, leaving the ...
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Waterproof sonar?

I'm building sensors for an underwater robot and was wondering if it's possible to waterproof ultrasonic range finders like this one to work underwater. I have made waterproof enclosures before. ...
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Collimating a sonar beam

Wondering if anyone is aware of a way to cause an ultrasonic proximity sensor to be modded, such that, it's forward line-of-sight range remains unaffected, but it's angular spread is reduced, somewhat ...
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SR04 As only Transmitter and Receiver

I have taken up a "follow me" robot as my course project ,i am taking the following approach: Use one SR04 ultrasonic transducer only as transmitter which will be with me. Another SR04 module only ...
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Over what frequency range can the microphone of smartphone receive the sound?

I have a project in which I am considering using the microphone from a smartphone for the reception of inaudible signals (> 15khz). What is the frequency range that such a microphone of receive ...
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Ultrasonic sensor doesnt work inside case

I have a very strange error. My ultrasonic sensor, when both speakers are sticking out of my case, don't work at all. It's a black case. It gives very "near" readings". But it does work when outside. ...
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Ultrasonic Sensor URM37

I have just gotten a URM37 ultrasonic sensor. I need a way to measure the distance to an object from two sensors (for maneuvering). Can I know if ultrasonic sensors with 2 sensors are suppose to be ...
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Can this ultrasonic emitter be DC driven?

The datasheet of this ultrasonic specifies that the maximum driving voltage is 10 Vrms, which suggests that it should be driven by an AC. Is my assumption correct? ...
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What is the “loaded resistor” for ultrasonic receivers?

I have an ultrasonic receiver (datasheet available here). On page 2, there are two graphs plotting sensitivity variation and center frequency shift versus "loaded resistor": What does "loaded ...
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Reduce and clip voltage of a 5Mhz ultrasonic signal from +-50V to 0-3.3 V

I know there are a lot of posts similar to this one but some differences make it worth posting it. I’m working on a project where I have a 5MHz AC signal with the largest amplitude of +-50V. It’s an ...
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Underwater distance measurement/Sensing

I am working on a project from University which includes a ROV. I am trying to come up with an easy way to create a Distance Sensing system, which doesn't require a lot of work. something very simple ...
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Coherence factor in Delay-And-Sum-Beamformer: Triangle Inequality

I'm writing a delay-and-sum-beamformer in MATLAB that incorporates a so-called and widely used coherence factor CF. Now I'm confused about the math behind that ...
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Time of flight difference in hardware

I have an ultrasonic emitter, and two ultrasonic receivers. When the emitter emits a pulse, the receivers get the signal at different times. I am only interested in the difference between the two ...
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What ultrasonic sensor+emitter should I use for my medical ultrasound project?

I'm building a medical ultrasound scanner as an educational DSP project. I'm not expecting to produce something medical grade, but I do want to be able to detect the location of a high-density ball ...
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Interfacing ultrasound receivers and emitters with a microprocessor

I have bought ultrasonic receivers and emitters to play with (see datasheet here). I also have an STM32 processor devkit with DAC and ADC pins readily available. How should I connect the ultrasonic ...
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Driving LM3886 at 100 KHZ in Bridge Tied Load (BTL) configuration?

Would someone have experience with driving a pair of LM3886 Overture Power Amplifiers in BTL with up to 100 KHz sine wave? My parameters: Frequency band of interest: 20KHz to 100 KHz, sine wave ...
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Connecting multiple ultrasonic sensors to one Arduino

I'm trying to connect five ultrasonic sensors (HC-SR04, to be exact) to an Arduino board to detect obstacles in five directions (four cardinal + one Z-axis). I read the datasheet on the HC-SR04s and ...