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Power Supply Unit

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0886
Category: Surveillance/Acoustics
Object Type: Power Supply/Conditioner
Object Name: Power Supply Unit
Part No: 20-00100-01-07
Serial No: 00029
Manufacturer: GEC Avionics
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Merlin AW101 (EH101) 
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
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Location: Main Object Store

DL Iss J
Part 20-00100-01-07
Ser 00029
Code K0656


This is a Power Supply Unit 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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