IPERION HSIntegrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science

Acoustic tomography

High spatial resolution acoustic microscopy module for the accurate thickness measurement from microns to several millimetres and for the sub-surface characterization, endoscopy and tomographic acquisition of cultural heritage objects

Fields of application

  • Cultural heritage

    mosaics, painting, sculpture


  • inorganic

    ceramics, glass, stone, metal and metallurgical By-Products, pigment

  • organic



Acoustic tomography module

Acoustic tomography module includes the pulser/receiver system (400 MHz frequency) that stimulates the piezoelectric transducer element (frequencies from 15 to 250 MHz) to excite the high frequency ultrasounds. Then, the echoes from the item that is under investigation are drived again to the pulser/receiver system to convert them into a digital signal through the Analog-to-Digital...