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Stephen Thompson

Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Acoustics

202 Applied Science Building

sct12@psu.edu

814-865-0190

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Acosutic transducers, Acoustic system design.

 
 

 

Education

  • AB, Physics, Kenyon College, 1974
  • MS, Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1976
  • Ph D, Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1978

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Stephen C Thompson, Thomas B Gabrielson and Daniel M. Warren, 2014, "Analog model for thermoviscous propagation in a cylindrical tube", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 135, (2), pp. 585–590
  • Stephen C Thompson, Richard J Meyer and Douglas C. Markley, 2014, "Performance of tonpilz transducers with segmented piezoelectric stacks using materials with high electromechanical coupling coefficient", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 135, (1), pp. 155–164
  • Stephen Thompson and Janice L. LoPresti, 2008, "Thermal boundary layer effects on the acoustical impedance of enclosures and consequences for acoustical sensing devices,", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 123, (3)
  • Stephen Thompson, Janice L. LoPresti, Eugene M. Ring, Henry G. Nepomuceno, John J. Beard, William J. Ballad and Elmer V. Carlson, 2002, "Noise in miniature microphones,", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 111, (2)
  • Stephen Thompson, 1987, "Design of an experiment to measure the acoustic mutual impedances of a resonant, close-packed sonar array", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 82, (S1), pp. S2
  • Stephen Thompson, 1979, "Numerical calculation of the mutual impedance between pistons in a plane wall", J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
  • Stephen Thompson, 1979, "Numerical calculation of the mutual impedance between pistons in a plane wall,", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 66, (5)

Conference Proceedings

  • Stephen Thompson, 2018, "Time Domain Modeling of Electroacoustic Systems Including an Accurate Model of Eddy Current Behavior"
  • Stephen Thompson and Daniel M. Warren, 2017, "Analog Circuit Model for Loudspeakers including Eddy Current Behavior and Suitable for Time Domain Simulation", pp. 7

Abstracts

  • Miller P. Lane and Stephen Thompson, 2017, "Acoustic field approximation with sparse arrays through optimization", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142
  • Miller P. Lane and Stephen Thompson, 2017, "Modeling of continuous acoustic field with sparse transducer arrays", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141
  • Veronica Koh and Stephen Thompson, 2016, "Design improvements of a low cost underwater projector based on clarinet acoustics", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, (5)
  • Stephen Thompson, 2016, "An acoustics library for the Modelica multidomain modeling language", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139
  • Stephen Thompson and Peter L Hoekje, 2015, "Demonstration of nonlinear mode coupling in woodwind-like air columns: Recollections from the laboratory of A. H. Benade", Journal of hte Acoustical Society of America, 137, (4), pp. 1
  • Randall Ali and Stephen Thompson, 2015, "A simply constructed condenser microphone as a teaching aid,", Journal of hte Acoustical Society of America, 137, pp. 1
  • Stephen C. Thompson, 2014, "Model for the design of a pressure actuated self-sustained oscillator as an acoustic projector", J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 135, pp. 2339-2239

Other

  • Stephen C Thompson, 2014, "The phonodeik: Measuring sound pressure before electroacoustic transducers", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 136, (4), pp. 2131–2131
  • Andrew A. Acquaviva and Stephen C Thompson, 2014, "The self-sustained oscillator as an underwater low frequency projector: Progress report", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 136, (4), pp. 2252–2252
  • Andrew A Acquaviva, 2014, "Construction of a new underwater low-frequency projector based on clarinet acoustics", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 135, pp. 2242-2242
  • Stephen C Thompson, 2014, "The Engineering Acoustics Technical Committee -- where practical applications begin", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 135, pp. 2182-2182
  • Stephen Thompson, Richard J. Meyer and Douglas C. Markley, 2013, "Performance of transducers with segmented piezoelectric stacks using materials with high electromechanical coupling coefficient", 19, pp. 030021
  • Stephen Thompson, Thomas B. Gabrielson and Daniel M. Warren, 2013, "A thermoviscous tube propagation model suitable for time domain analysis", 19, pp. 035064

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Attendee, Attend Safe Zone 102, LGBTQ Student Resource Center, August 2017

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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