### Abstract

A method of reducing the response time of an ultrasonic transducer by optimizing the driving signal is presented. The optimization is performed with all hardware in the optimization loop. The driving signal is divided into two parts, a part used to excite the transducer and a part for damping the vibration of the transducer. The latter part is optimized by using the Genetic Algorithm Toolbox of Matlab in combination of an arbitrary waveform generator, transducers and an oscilloscope, which are controlled by the Instrument Control Toolbox of Matlab. The results of the optimization show that this is an effective way of reducing the response time of the transducers. The results show an average response time reduction of approximately 25%.

Original language | Undefined |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of SPS-DARTS 2005 the first annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium |

Place of Publication | Antwerp |

Publisher | IEEE Benelux Chapter Signal Processing |

Pages | 197-200 |

Number of pages | 4 |

ISBN (Print) | not assigned |

Publication status | Published - 19 Apr 2005 |

Event | 1st Annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium, SPS-DARTS 2005 - Antwerp, Belgium Duration: 19 Apr 2005 → 20 Apr 2005 Conference number: 1 |

### Publication series

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Publisher | IEEE Benelux Chapter Signal Processing |

Volume | Paper 170 |

### Conference

Conference | 1st Annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium, SPS-DARTS 2005 |
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Abbreviated title | SPS-DARTS |

Country | Belgium |

City | Antwerp |

Period | 19/04/05 → 20/04/05 |

### Keywords

- IR-64779
- METIS-227795
- EWI-12789

## Cite this

Vlasma, J. P., Berkhoff, A. P., Kuipers, H., & Kuipers, H. (2005). Optimization of the driving signal of an ultrasonic transducer using a genetic algorithm. In

*Proceedings of SPS-DARTS 2005 the first annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium*(pp. 197-200). Antwerp: IEEE Benelux Chapter Signal Processing.