|Title||Experimental measurement of the acoustic sensitivity kernel|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Roux P, Marandet C, Nicolas B, Kuperman WA|
|Journal||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America|
|Keywords||acoustic field; acoustic intensity measurement; acoustic wave propagation; acoustic wave reflection; acoustic wave scattering; structural acoustics|
In the Born approximation, the acoustic scattering from a spherical obstacle of a size comparable to the acoustic wavelength can be evaluated in the framework of the sensitivity kernel approach, which describes the relationship between the pressure-field fluctuation and the position of a local change in the propagation medium. The spatial structure of the sensitivity kernel is here investigated through experimental observations made in a water tank at the ultrasonic scale and compared to an analytical model. The pattern of the sensitivity kernel is discussed in the case of a source-to-receiver wave field that includes a direct path and one surface reflection.