AN INEXPENSIVE LIGHTWEIGHT OCEAN ASCOUSTIC RESEARCH ARRAY

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Authors
  1. Heard, G.J.
  2. Higgins, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Research arrays built at DREA have been intended for repeated usage over indefinite periods of time. These arrays have necessarily been ruggedly built, which has increased both the weight and cost of the arrays. Even with rugged construction, regular and expensive maintennace has been required to guarantee the operability of these reserch array systems. In the modern-day laboratory where financial and people resources are shrinking, maintaining existing research arrays or building new systems has become increasinly difficult. In an effort to provide acoustic research array systems for the future, we are now considering lightweight arrays using newer technology that are relatively inexpensive compared with their predecessors. This paper describes a research effort aiomed at developing a serial-digital technology and lightweight array system that is easily reconfigured for different research objectives. A prototype array, with miniaturized data acquisition system is currently under development and will be trialed in the last quarter of this year. This array represents a transition from the rugged systems of the past to lightweight, low-cost, possibly disposable systems of the future.
Keywords
Lightweight construction
Date of publication
01 Jun 1988
Number of Pages
3
DSTKIM No
98-00626
CANDIS No
507461
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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