Sensors Magazine Webinar: How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Acoustic Measurements

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In this informative webinar, common pitfalls and recommended best practices when making acoustics measurements will be addressed. The different types of microphones will be explained and guidelines will be given for choosing the right microphone for your application. Several different levels of microphone calibration will be discussed as well as how to choose the level that is best matched to your application. Once your microphone is selected and calibrated, there are still many potential pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right microphone averaging technique, how to understand reflective surfaces, minimize unwanted inputs, choose the correct frequency weighting, and understand near-field and far-field concepts.

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PCB Piezotronics

Speakers include:

Andrew Barnard, Ph.D., INCE Bd. Cert., CLD, is an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University since 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Acoustics from Penn State and a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He spent the previous 8 years as a research faculty member at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State working in structural acoustics, specializing in dynamic test and measurement.

Chad Walber has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University with a concentration in Dynamic Systems and Acoustics. He has over 10 years' experience with experimental vibrations, acoustics, and dynamic measurements. His primary focus is in microphone calibration, specialty sensor design, precision measurement methods, and field experimentation in dynamics and acoustics. He sits as chair on ASA S1 (Acoustics)/WG1 (Measurement Microphones), as a liaison from ASA to IEC TC29 (Electroacoustics), and voting member of IEC TC29/WG5 (Measurement Microphones).


Mat Dirjish is currently the Executive Editor of Sensors Magazine. In his past roles, he was a Computer Boards, Software, and Embedded Systems Editor and a Tech Editor at industry-renowned publications, as well as a judge in past PC104+ competitions.


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