Piezoelectric transducer with resonant modes control for parametric speaker

Jun Kuroda, Yasuhiro Oikawa

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Parametric speakers generate narrow directive sound field using modulated ultrasonic. Small size parametric speakers have a problem in sound quality. Demodulated audible sounds by parametric speakers have poor sound pressure in low and middle frequency bands due to the theory of the finite amplitude sound. The sound pressure of a demodulated sound monotonically increases as the frequency of the demodulated sound increases. To solve these problems, an ultrasonic transducer having a wide single peak or more than two peaks must be fabricated. Our previous paper proposed to use two resonant peaks which are close each other. Two close resonant peaks were obtained by two same sized diaphragms linked each other by a specially designed rod. In this paper, a transducer was developed to better structure which has durability against strong mechanical forces and two electrical inputs to control resonant modes of vibration. Durability was improved by optimization of the junction structure. The resonant mode control was enabled by a phase difference between two electrical signals applied to piezoelectric elements on two diaphragms. We succeeded in boosting mid-range sounds, by the newly developed transducer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalAcoustical Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Parametric speaker
  • Piezoelectric transducer
  • Ultrasonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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