The geometry of the cone, diaphragm and other radiators have a significant influence on the mechanical vibration and radiation characteristics. Therefore, the geometry of the final prototypes and the accuracy of tools have to be checked on a regular basis. Modern numerical design tools (finite element method, boundary element method) need precise geometrical data as input.
The Scanning Vibrometer (SCN) uses a turntable and two linear actuators for scanning of arbitrary surfaces in polar coordinates.
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