Sonobuoy Receiver Type 605

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0888
Category: Surveillance/Acoustics
Object Type: Signal/Data Processor
Object Name: Sonobuoy Receiver Type 605
Part No: 8-605-01-009
Serial No: 4014 DL. A
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
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Location: Archive Object Store

Sonobuoy Receiver Type 605
Part No. 8-605-01-009
Ser No. 4014 DL.A
NSN 5845-99-795-2180
Spec No. 240/04676
Power Supply: 115v AC 3 Phase 400Hz
Supplier: Ultra Electronics Sonar & Communication Systems
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This is a Sonobuoy Receiver for the AQS903 system fitted to the EH101 Merlin.

The AQS-903/AQS-903A are powerful lightweight acoustic processors for helicopter and fixed-wing applications. These systems can process data from eight to 32 sonobuoys in any combination. This flexibility is derived from the design based around a number of processing 'pipelines', each able to handle a certain quantity of passive and/or active sonobuoys. Four of these pipelines provide a processing power eight times that of the earlier generation AQS-901, at a fraction of the size and weight.

AQS-903/903A series make extensive use of distributed processing, with the systems incorporating the latest component technology to provide the operator with a wealth of information. The system provides a wide range of processing options to enable the operator to smoothly progress from initial contact detection to classification, localisation and tracking to achieve an effective mission. Analysis and display cues are in plain language, requiring a minimum of operator training. The system can process data from LOFAR, DIFAR, HIDAR, Barra, DICASS and CAMBS buoys.

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