June 4th - 5th, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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About the speaker

Dr. Andrew Barnard 
Andrew Barnard, Ph.D., INCE Bd. Cert., CLD,  is an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University since 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Acoustics from Penn State and a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He spent the previous 8 years as a research faculty member at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State working in structural acoustics, specializing in dynamic test and measurement.


Day 1: Salvatore's Italian Gardens and The Delavan Hotel
6461 Transit Road 
Depew, NY 14043
(716) 635-9000
(716) 684-9229

Special room rate available for training attendees. ($109 + tax). When booking room, ask for the PCB June Training rate.


Driving Directions 


Day 2: PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Avenue 
Depew, NY 14043
(800) 828-8840
(716) 684-0002 x2313


Jennifer Carlo, Marketing Manager
Test and Measurement Division
PCB Piezotronics 
1-800-828-8840 ext. 2313








Microphone and Acoustic Fundamentals and 
Advanced Applications Seminar and
Hands-on Workshop

PCB Piezotronics invites you to attend a two-day, acoustic measurement training seminar on June 4th & 5th at Salvatore's Italian Gardens/The Delavan Hotel and PCB's Headquarters in Buffalo.  The keynote speaker is Andrew Barnard, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor from Michigan Technological University and a leading authority on sound and vibration measurements.  Dr. Barnard has given this training for 5 years to over 300 attendees. Dr. Barnard is also INCE Board Certified and a certified LabVIEW developer. 


Monday 6/3 (Salvatore's Italian Gardens):

7pm - 9pm Welcome Reception in The Chandelier Bar 

Tuesday 6/4 (Salvatore's Italian Gardens):

7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast, Check-in, and Opening Remarks
8:30am - 12:00pm Seminar Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Seminar Lecture

5:30pm Bus leaves from hotel to the offsite dinner

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cocktails and Dinner
bus back to hotel

At this seminar you will learn:

  • Microphone/Acoustic Fundamentals - key terminology, acoustic waves and sound fields, the source-path-receiver model, microphone types, selecting the right microphone for your application, etc.
  • Sound Metrics, Measurement, and Frequency Determination - broadband metrics used to describe sound, averaging concepts, octave and third octave bands, and narrow band frequency analysis.
  • Microphones as Part of an Integrated System - microphones and DAQ: how they interact and understanding the output results, system level calibration, data processing, etc. 
  • Isolating Microphones from Flow Noise - isolating the acoustic field from air flow pressure to make accurate acoustic measurements.
  • Understanding Transmission Loss - key terminology/definitions, measurement equations, single and multi-panel issues and measurement techniques (two room and four microphone impedance methods).
  • Advanced Multi-Channel Microphone Applications & Methods - Overview of sound intensity and power, beamforming, nearfield acoustic holography (NAH), supersonic intensity of reverberant environments (SIRE), and selecting the right microphone for your multi-channel application.
  • Sound Level Metersfundamentals and advanced concepts including experiment setup considerations, determination of measurement modules and metrics to track. Demonstrations with a Larson Davis SLM.
  • Product Demonstrations   - transmission loss, coherent/incoherent signals, sound directivity, identifying noise floor, and anti-aliasing.

Wednesday 6/5 (PCB Headquarters):

7:45am Shuttle from hotel to PCB Headquarters
8:00am 8:30am Arrival (coffee and pastries), Welcome to PCB and Introductions
8:30am -  9:15am Acoustic Calibration Presentation 
9:15am -  9:45am Sound Level Meters, Dosimeters, Digital Sensors, and Outdoor Systems
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 12:00pm
CNC Shop Tour and Enhancing Measurements and PCB Main Building Tour
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:45pm Demonstrations
3:45pm Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-One Individual Applications Discussions

Demonstrations include:

1)  Anechoic Chamber, making low noise and random incident measurements
2) Gun Range Tour, making high amplitude measurements including understanding microphone overload and clipping 
3) Microphone Manufacturing Hands-on, calibrating a microphone 
4) Pressure Sensors and Piezoelectric Microphones

Optional Training and One-on-One Meetings:

4:00 - 5:00pm Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with PCB personnel*   OR
Optional Traning - Taking Vibration Measurements (Accelerometers) OR
Optional Training - Force and Load Measurements

* Have a specific product or application question?  Let us know your questions and we’ll connect you with the appropriate PCB expert.

The cost of the training is $299.  This fee covers course, training materials, all meals, and entertainment.

Discounted rooms have been reserved for $109/night for all attendees staying at the Delavan Hotel Buffalo, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043.  Should you desire lodging, please contact the hotel (716) 635-9000 or (716) 684-9229. Or email them at frontdesk@salvatores.net.  Please mention you are attending the PCB June Training for your discount.  

If you would like to register multiple people with one credit card or if you need an invoice or have questions, please contact Jennifer Carlo at jcarlo@pcb.com or 1-800-828-8840.  Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo soon!