Accession Number:

ADD019432

Title:

Low Voltage Power System for a Towed Acoustic Array.

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 21 May 99,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE