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The Mason crossed-field circuit model is generalized to simulate apodized interdigital transducers without channel division. The apodized transducer model is based on the transmission line model, and the artificial transformer with different voltage and current coupling ratios is used to independently obtain the transfer function and radiation admittance. In addition, a heuristic expression for transformer current ratios is used to approximate the radiation admittance of apodized transducers. Through comparing with the multichannel model, this unichannel model is illustrated to successfully describe the frequency response of apodized interdigital transducers.
Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:51 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2004