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Vector sensors

Vector sensors measure the acoustic pressure and particle acceleration in three orthogonal axes. Four sensing elements, located in a single housing with a common acoustic phase center, combine to produce a cardioid directivity pattern which provides approximately 4.8 dB improvement in the signal to noise ratio over a traditional omni-directional pressure sensor.

Product Description

Vector sensors measure the acoustic pressure and particle acceleration in three orthogonal axes. Four sensing elements, located in a single housing with a common acoustic phase center, combine to produce a cardioid directivity pattern which provides approximately 4.8 dB improvement in the signal to noise ratio over a traditional omni-directional pressure sensor. In addition, engineering sensors are embedded within the housing and, when combined with acoustic sensors, can provide a bearing to the target.

Features

  • 3 orthogonal axis accelerometers and 1 omni-directional hydrophone
  • Preamplifier and differential output
  • Pitch and roll
  • Heading
  • Micro-controller with comm link

Typical applications

  • Harbor and inlet security
  • Homeland security
  • Military surveillance
  • Towed arrays
  • Stationary arrays
  • Underwater monitoring stations
  • Sonobuoys
  • Underwater acoustic research
  • Marine wildlife monitoring
  • Oil and gas exploration

 

Vector Sensor Products:

 


VS-101 specifications

VS-209 specifications

VS-301 specification

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