In addition to sonar systems installed on surface ships, sonar is also fitted extensively on submarines and other submersible vessels. Navigation underwater is usually calculated using the vessel’s distance travelled and direction, but this does not identify the position of other submarines or the existence of a drilling rig. As radar cannot be used below the surface, sonar is the alternative.
TDK-Lambda’s compact Z+ programmable power supplies are now being used in sonar systems on submersibles due to their proven reliability. Six Z160-5-E units, rated at 160V at 5A, are mounted in a 2U high 19” rack, delivering an impressive 4,800W. As standard, all Z+ models are fitted as standard with USB and RS232/485 communication interfaces.
TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of Programmable Power Supplies for industrial, test and measurement applications, click for more information.