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Brian E. Anderson

Acoustician




 

Research Interests

  • Source localization, communications, structural damage detection, and intentional sound focusing using linear and nonlinear acoustics along with various signal processing techniques such as time reversal and beam forming. Electroacoustic transducer design and array processing to optimize acoustic output, selective listening, and targeted source projection.

 

Contact

  • Geophysics Group (EES-17)
  • MS D443
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • e-mail GIF

 

Honors

  • 2011 - Cover Photo & Outstanding Paper Award, Utah Acad. of Sci., Arts, & Lett.
  • 2008 - Los Alamos Achievement Award (tech. advances in acoustic imaging)
  • 2008 - Research featured in LANL Science & Technology Magazine
  • 2008 - Los Alamos Spot Award (outstanding presentation in scientific review)
  • 2008 - Cover Photo Article in Jan. 2008 Issue of Acoustics Today
  • 2007 - Best Student Paper Award, 153rd ASA Meeting for Engineering Acoustics
  • 2005-2006 - Audio Engineering Society Education Foundation Grant
  • 2003-2004 - University Graduate Fellowship
  • 2003-2004 - College of Engineering Fellowship
  • 2003 - Best Student Paper Award at the 145th ASA Meeting for Engineering Acoustics
  • 1998-1999 - Academic Scholarship at Ricks College
  • 1995-1996 - Academic Scholarship at Ricks College
  • 1990 - Eagle Scout Award (Boy Scouts of America)

 

Education

 

Affiliations

 

Experience

  • 2012-Present - Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics Group, Scientist
  • 2012 - Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics Group, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2009-2011 - Brigham Young University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Acoustics Research Group, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 2006-2008 - Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics Group, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2003-2006, The Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory, Transducers Group, Research Assistant
  • 2000-2003, Brigham Young University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Acoustics Group, Research Assistant
  • 2001 - Larson Davis, Inc., Sales and Marketing Group, Technical Support Staff

 

Technical Skills

  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Programming
  • Electroacoustic Transducer Modeling and Design
  • Numerical Modeling

 

Publications

  • 51) M. C. Remillieux, B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, and C. Payan, "Depth profile of a time-reversal focus in an elastic solid," Ultrasonics 58, 60-66 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2014.12.003
  • 50) B. E. Anderson, J. D. Blotter, K. L. Gee, and S. D. Sommerfeldt, "Acoustical measurements," Chapter 27 in Mechanical Engineer's Handbook, 4th Edition, Volume 1, Editor Myer Kutz, ISBN: 978-1-118-11899-3 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), pp. 953-996 (2015). (Link)
  • 49) B. E. Anderson, M. D. Shaw, and B. M. Harker, "Extraction of plate bending stiffness from coincidence angles of sound transmission measurements (L)," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137(1), 498-500 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4904522
  • 48) B. E. Anderson, J. Douma, T. J. Ulrich, and R. Snieder, "Improving spatio-temporal focusing and source reconstruction through deconvolution," Wave Motion 52, 151-159 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2014.10.001
  • 47) M. C. Remillieux, B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, M. R. Haberman, and J. Zhu, "Review of air-coupled transduction for nondestructive testing and evaluation," Acoust. Today 10(3), 36-45 (2014). (Link)
  • 46) M. C. Remillieux, B. E. Anderson, P.-Y. Le Bas, and T. J. Ulrich, "Improving the air coupling of bulk piezoelectric transducers with wedges of power-law profiles: A numerical study," Ultrasonics 54(5), 1409-1416 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2014.02.017
  • 45) S. Haupert, J. Riviere, B. E. Anderson, Y. Ohara, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Optimized dynamic acousto-elasticity applied to fatigue damage and stress corrosion cracking," J. Nondest. Eval. 33(2), 226-238 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10921-014-0231-2
  • 44) J. Riviere, M. C. Remillieux, Y. Ohara, B. E. Anderson, S. Haupert, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Dynamic acousto-elasticity in a fatigue-cracked sample," J. Nondest. Eval. 33(2), 216-225 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10921-014-0225-0
  • 43) D. Tengelsen, B. E. Anderson, V. Villamizar, and T. W. Leishman, "Numerical simulations of transient radiation from a finite-length pipe," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135(1), 17-26 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4835915
  • 42) B. Y. Christensen, K. L. Gee, B. E. Anderson, and A. T. Wall, "Modal response and sound radiation from a hammered dulcimer," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 14, 035001 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4865242
  • 41) B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, and P.-Y. Le Bas, "Comparison and visualization of the focusing wave fields of various time reversal techniques in elastic media," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134(6), EL527-EL533 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4828980
  • 40) S. Delrue, K. Van Den Abeele, P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, and B. E. Anderson, "Simulations of a high amplitude air coupled source based on time reversal," Proc. Internat. Cong. Ultrason., May 2-5, 591-596 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-5938-4_P0236
  • 39) T. W. Leishman and B. E. Anderson, "Evaluation of moving-coil loudspeaker and passive radiator parameters using normal-incidence transmission loss measurements: Theoretical developments," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134(1), 223-236 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4803900
  • 38) P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, B. E. Anderson, and J. J. Esplin, "A non-contact high amplitude, time reversal acoustic non-contact excitation (TRANCE)," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134(1), EL52-EL56 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4809773
  • 37) B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, and P.-Y. Le Bas, "Improving the focal quality of the time reversal acoustic noncontact source using a deconvolution operation," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 19, 065069 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4799939
  • 36) B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, and P.-Y. Le Bas, "Imaging crack orientation using the time reversed elastic nonlinearity diagnostic with three component time reversal," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 19, 030080 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4799351
  • 35) B. M. Harker and B. E. Anderson, "Optimization of the array mirror for time reversal techniques used in a half space environment," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133(5), 351-357 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4798268
  • 34) B. E. Anderson, C. B. Hilton, and F. Giorgini, "Equivalent circuit modeling and vibrometry measurements of the Nigerian-origin Udu Utar drum," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133(3), 1718-1726 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4789892
  • 33) B. E. Anderson, J. D. Blotter, K. L. Gee, and S. D. Sommerfeldt, "Acoustical measurements," Chapter 13 in Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering Volume 1, Editor Myer Kutz, ISBN: 978-1-1183-8463-3 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), pp. 433-483 (2013). (Abstract)
  • 32) T. J. Ulrich, B. E. Anderson, P.-Y. Le Bas, C. Payan, J. Douma, and R. Snieder, "Improving time reversal focusing through deconvolution: 20 questions," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 16, 045015 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 31) S. Delrue, P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, B. E. Anderson, and K. Van Den Abeele, "First simulations of the candy can concept for high amplitude non-contact excitation," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 16, 045019 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 30) M. D. Shaw and B. E. Anderson, "On the measurement of airborne, angular-dependent sound transmission through supercritical bars," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132(4), EL257-EL263 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 29) P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, B. E. Anderson, and J. J. Esplin, "Toward a high power non-contact acoustic source using time reversal," Acoust. Soc. Am. ECHOES Newslett. 22(3), 7-8 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 28) D. C. Ripplinger, B. E. Anderson, and T. W. Leishman, "Instantaneous frequency tracking of partials of a string vibrating at large amplitudes using a high speed camera," J. Utah Acad. Sci. Arts Lett. 88, 428-443 (2012). Outstanding Paper award, cover photo. (Link)
  • 27) T. Neilsen, W. J. Strong, K. L. Gee, B. E. Anderson, S. D. Sommerfeldt, and T. W. Leishman, "Creating an active-learning environment in an introductory acoustics course," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131(3), 2500-2509 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 26) B. E. Anderson, B. Moser, and K. L. Gee, "Loudspeaker line array educational demonstration," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131(3), 2394-2400 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 25) B. E. Anderson and W. D. Peterson, "The song of the singing rod," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131(3), 2435-2443 (2012). (Abstract)
  • 24) D. H. Chambers, B. E. Anderson, B. G. Ferguson, K. W. Lo, and M. J. Roan, "Signal processing in physical and engineering acoustics," Acoust. Today 7(3), 17-24 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 23) P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, B. E. Anderson, R. A. Guyer, and P. A. Johnson, "Probing the interior of a solid volume with time reversal and nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130(4), EL258-EL263 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 22) J. J. Esplin, B. E. Anderson, T. W. Leishman, and B. T. Thornock, "The effects of non-cardioid directivity on incidence angle estimation using the polar energy time curve," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130(4), EL244-EL250 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 21. B. E. Anderson, M. Griffa, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Time reversal reconstruction of finite sized sources in elastic media," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130(4), EL219-EL225 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 20) T. Jenny and B. E. Anderson, "Ultrasonic anechoic chamber qualification: Accounting for atmospheric absorption and transducer directivity," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130(2), EL69-EL75 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 19) C. S. Clay and B. E. Anderson, "Matched signals: The beginnings of time reversal," Proc. Meet. Acoust. 12(June), 055001 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 18) B. E. Anderson, M. Griffa, P.-Y. Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Experimental implementation of reverse time migration for nondestructive evaluation applications," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129(1), EL8-EL14 (2011). (Abstract)
  • 17) J. Farley and B. E. Anderson, "Ultrasonic, airborne insertion loss measurements at normal incidence (L)," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128(6), 3305-3307 (2010). (Abstract)
  • 16) B. E. Anderson, M. Griffa, T. J. Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, R. A. Guyer, and P. A. Johnson, "Crack localization and characterization in solid media using time reversal techniques," Am. Rock Mech. Assoc., #10-154 (2010). (Link)
  • 15) K. Van Den Abeele, T. J. Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, M. Griffa, B. E. Anderson, and R. A. Guyer, "Vector component focusing in elastic solids using a scalar source in three component time reversal," Phys. Procedia 3(1), 685-689 (2010). (Abstract)
  • 14) T. J. Ulrich, K. Van Den Abeele, P.-Y. Le Bas, M. Griffa, B. E. Anderson, and R. A. Guyer, "Three component time reversal: Focusing vector components using a scalar source," J. Appl. Phys. 106(11), 113504 (2009). (Abstract)
  • 13) B. E. Anderson, W. J. Hughes, and S. A. Hambric, "Grating lobe reduction in transducer arrays through structural filtering of supercritical plates," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 126(2), 612-619 (2009). (Abstract)
  • 12) B. E. Anderson, R. A. Guyer, T. J. Ulrich, P.-Y. Le Bas, C. Larmat, M. Griffa, and P. A. Johnson, "Energy current imaging method for time reversal in elastic media," Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 021907 (2009). (Abstract)
  • 11) K. L. Gee, S. D. Sommerfeldt, T. W. Leishman, B. E. Anderson, and J. D. Blotter, "Improving undergraduate noise control education at Brigham Young University," Proc. Internoise (Invited Paper), 10521 (2009) [p. 25 in the link]. (Link)
  • 10) B. E. Anderson, T. J. Ulrich, M. Griffa, P.-Y. Le Bas, M. Scalerandi, A. S. Gliozzi, and P. A. Johnson, "Experimentally identifying masked sources applying time reversal with the selective source reduction method," J. Appl. Phys. 105(8), 083506 (2009). (Abstract)
  • 9) B. E. Anderson, R. A. Guyer, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Time reversal of continuous-wave, steady-state signals in elastic media," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(11), 111908 (2009). (Abstract)
  • 8) T. J. Ulrich, M. Griffa, and B. E. Anderson, "Symmetry-based imaging condition in time reversed acoustics," J. Appl. Phys. 104(6), 064912 (2008). (Abstract)
  • 7) M. Scalerandi, A. S. Gliozzi, B. E. Anderson, M. Griffa, P. A. Johnson, and T. J. Ulrich, "Selective source reduction to identify masked sources using time reversal acoustics," J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 41, 155504 (2008). (Abstract)
  • 6) M. Griffa, B. E. Anderson, R. A. Guyer, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Investigation of the robustness of Time Reversal Acoustics in solid media through the reconstruction of temporally symmetric sources," J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 41, 085414 (2008). (Abstract)
  • 5) B. E. Anderson, W. J. Hughes, and S. A. Hambric, "On the steering of sound energy through a supercritical plate by a near-field transducer array," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5), 2613-2619 (2008). (Abstract)
  • 4) B. E. Anderson, M. Griffa, C. Larmat, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Time reversal," Acoust. Today 4(1), 5-16 (2008). Featured article with cover photo. (Abstract)
  • 3) B. E. Anderson, M. Scalerandi, A. S. Gliozzi, M. Griffa, T. J. Ulrich, and P. A. Johnson, "Selective source reduction to identify masked smaller sources using time reversed acoustics (TRA)," Rev. Prog. Quant. Nondestruct. Eval. 27B, AIP Conf. Proc., 1520-1527 (2008). (Abstract)
  • 2) B. E. Anderson, and W. J. Strong, "The effect of inharmonic partials on pitch of piano tones," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117(5), 3268-3272 (2005). (Abstract)
  • 1) B. E. Anderson, and T. W. Leishman, An acoustical measurement method for the derivation of loudspeaker parameters, 115th Conv. Audio Eng. Soc., #5865 (2003). (Abstract)


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