Hyperuniform Disordered Parametric Loudspeaker Array

Kun Tang, Yuqi Wang, Shaobo Wang, Da Gao, Haojie Li, Xindong Liang, Patrick Sebbah, Yibin Li, Jin Zhang, Junhui Shi

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Abstract

A steerable parametric loudspeaker array is known for its directivity and narrow beam width. However, it often suffers from the grating lobes due to periodic array distributions. Here we propose the array configuration of hyperuniform disorder, which is short-range random while correlated at large scales, as a promising alternative distribution of acoustic antennas in phased arrays. Angle-resolved measurements reveal that the proposed array suppresses grating lobes and maintains a minimal radiation region in the vicinity of the main lobe for the primary frequency waves. These distinctive emission features benefit the secondary frequency wave in canceling the grating lobes regardless of the frequencies of the primary waves. Besides, the hyperuniform disordered array is duplicatable, which facilitates extra-large array design without any additional computational efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054035
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2023

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