New High Performance Transducers through
FEA modeling with over 45 years experience.


Image Acoustics, Inc. was formed in 1974 to provide acoustical engineering services to both industry and government.  The services range from theoretical studies to the development of practical designs, particularly in the area of acoustical transducers. Assistance is also provided in the development of a product including recommendations for manufacturing and testing. Advice, education and direction are offered along with a battery of analytical tools and computer programs which we have developed. The transducer types that are within our interest include sonar, audio and ultrasonic devices typically used for oceanographic, government, entertainment, industrial or medical application. The company was formed and is directed by Dr. John L. Butler who has over 45 years in-depth research, development, and design experience in electro-acoustic transducers and transducer arrays for underwater and air applications. Dr. Butler is co-author of "Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound, 2nd ed. " with Dr. Charles Sherman (Springer, NY, 2016). He holds over twenty-five patents, has published over 30 papers on electro-acoustic transducers and was elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 1977. Dr. Butler was also a recipient in 2015 of the Silver Medal in Engineering Acoustics for advancing the field of acoustic transducers and transducer design. 



Image Acoustics, Inc. provides research, development, design, testing and analysis consulting services in the following areas:

Very Low Frequency Transducers
Wideband Transducers
Small multi-resonant Transducers & Arrays


Year Established




Head Office

40 Willard Street

Suite 201

Quincy, MA 02169

Tel: 617-481-2859


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