Multi-Tuned Acoustic Projector
Patent applications, filed 4 Mar 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system and method for operating an acoustic projector is provided which allows efficient operation of the projector over a wide bandwidth. The system and method use multiple power amplifiers each tuned to operate over separate and narrow bandwidths, the number of separate bandwidths corresponding to the number of amplifiers such that the total bandwidth is covered. Each tuning network assembly includes the power amplifier, a transformer and a tuning inductor, with the tuning inductor selected for proper tuning over the frequency bands the amplifier is to operate at. The narrower bandwidths for each power amplifier result in a substantial reduction in the reactive power dissipated in the amplifiers and also the total power consumption of the acoustic projector.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors