Low Voltage Power System for a Towed Acoustic Array.
Patent application, Filed 21 May 99,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A low voltage power system for a towed active array sonar is provided. The low voltage power system includes a shipside power supply driving a step up transformer which is connected to the tow cable transmission line. The transmission line is connected to a second step up transformer which provides the signal voltage to the active transducer. The transducer signal voltage is also used to drive a rectifier and DC power supply which provides DC bias voltage to the transducer. The DC voltage is isolated from the tow cable by a blocking capacitor.
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