The International Symposium of Acoustical Imaging has been widely recognized as the premier forum for presentations of advanced research results in both theoretical and experimental development. Held regularly since 1968, the symposium brings together th leading international researchers in the area of acoustical imaging. The 24 meeting is the third time Santa Barbara hosted this international conference and it is the first time the meeting was held on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. As many regular participants noticed over the years, this symposium has grown significantly in size due to the quality of the presentations as well as the organization itself. A few years ago multiple and poster sessions were introduced in order to accommodate this growth. In addition, the length of the presentations was shortened so more papers could be included in the sessions. During recent meetings there were discussions regarding the possibility of returning to the wonderful years when the symposium was organized in one single session with sufficient time to allow for in-depth presentation as well as discussions of each paper. And the size of the meeting was small enough that people were able to engage in serious technical interactions and all attendees would fit into one photograph. In light of the constraints of the limited budget with respect to the escalating costs it was not considered feasible.
Part I: Advanced Systems and Techniques. Non-Coherent Synthetic Aperture Imaging; P. Alais, et al. Imaging with a 2D Transducer Hybrid Array; K. Erikson, et al. Inferring 3-Dimensional Animal Motions from a Set of 1-Dimensional Multibeam Returns; J. Jaffe. Development of an Ultrasonic Focusing System Based on the Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique; P. Acevedo, et al. High-Resolution Process in Ultrasonic Reflection Tomography; P. Lasaygues, et al. Spatial Coherence and Beamformer Gain; J.C. Bamber, et al. A New Approach for Calculating Wideband Fields; S. Leeman, et al. High-Resolution Acoustic Arrays Using Optimum Symmetrical-Number-System Processing; D. Jenn, et al. Frequency Weighting of Distributed Filtered Backward Propagation in Acoustic Tomography; S. Lockwood, H. Lee. Exact Solution of Two-Dimensional Monochromatic Inverse Scattering Problem and Secondary Sources Space Spectrum; V.A. Burov, et al. Hausdorff Moments Method of Acoustical Imaging; K.S. Peat, Y.V. Kurylev. A Generlized Inversion of the Helmholtz Equation and Its Application to Acoustical Imaging; J.P. Jones, S. Leeman. Real Time Processing of the Radiofrequency Echo Signal for On-Line Spectral Maps; E. Biagi, et al. Reconstruction of Inner Field by Marchenko-Newton-Rose Method and Solution of Multi-Dimensional Inverse Scattering Problem; V.A. Burov, et al. RF Ultrasound Echo Decomposition Using Singular-Spectrum Analysis; C.D. Maciel, W.C. de Albuquerque Pereira. High-Performance Computing in Real-Time Ultrasonic Imaging; D.F. García Nocetti, et al. Causality Revisited; S. Leeman, et al. Resolution Analysis of Acoustic Tomographic Imaging with Finite-Size Apertures Based on Spatial-Frequency Coverage; S. Lockwood, H. Lee. Radiation Force Doppler Effects on ContrastAgents; P. Tortoli, et al. B-Mode Speckle Texture: The Effect of Spatial Coherence; J.C. Bamber, et al. Extending the Bandwidth of the Pyramidal Detector; L.R. Sahagun, et al. Part II: Microscopy and Nondestructive Evaluation. The Use of a Reference-Beam Detector Applied to the Scanning Laser Acoustic Microscope; M. Cywiak, et al. Acoustic Microscopy Evaluation of Endothelial Cells Modualated by Fluid Shear Stress; Y. Saijo, et al. Ultrasound Imaging of Human Teeth Using a Desktop Scanning Acoustic Microscope; Y.P. Zheng, et al. The Acoustic Parameters Measurement by the Doppler Scanning Acoustic Microscope; R.G. Maev, S.A. Titov. Quantitative Contact Spectroscopy by Atomic-Force Acoustic Microscopy; U. Rabe, et al. Double Focus Technique for Simultaneous Measurement of Sound Velocity and Thickness of Thin Samples Using Time-Resolved Acoustic Microscopy; V. Hänel, B. Kleffner. A New Method for 3-D Velocity Vector Measurement Using 2-D Phased Array Probe; T. Shiina, N. Nitta. Acoustic Velocity Profiling of a Scattering Medium: Simulated Results; M.A. Rivera, Cardona, et al. Ultrasonic Velocity Measurement in Viscoelastic Material Using the Wavelet Transform; E. Moreno, et al. An Ultrasonic Circular Aperture Technique to Measure Elastic Constants of Fiber Reinforced Composite; S.A. Nielsen, et al. Application of Heat Source Model and Green's Function Approach to NDE of Surface Defects; T. Hoshimiya. Determination of Bonding Properties in Layered Metal Silicon Systems Using Sezawa Wave Modes; A. Pageler, et al. Integral Approximation Method for Calculating Ultrasonic Beam Propagation; B. O'Neill, R.Gr. Maev. Elastic Stress Influence on the Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves Through Two-Layered Periodic Dielectric Structures; G.V. Morozo