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Key Features

  • Accurate and stable
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Integrated pitch, roll and heading sensors
  • Integrated depth and temperature sensors
  • Tested to military standards for compatibility
  • Approved for military use

Applications

  • Mine countermeasures (MCM)
  • Underhull inspection
  • Diver Tracking
  • AUV/ ROV tracking
  • OEM applications

Technical Specification

MIPS Technical Specification

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION

Depth rating
100m
Transceiver Dimensions
510.0mm x Ø100.0mm (including connector)
Transceiver Weight
12.5kg in air, 8.5kg in water
Depth Sensor
10 bar, 0.25% accuracy -10°C to +40°C
Temperature Sensor
1°C resolution -10°C to +40°C
Compass Accuracy
0.5°

Acoustic Specification

Accuracy is based on the correct speed of sound being entered, no ray bending and an acceptable S/N ratio.

Slant range accuracy
0.2m (accuracy dependent on correct speed of sound)
Position accuracy
0.45° drms 1.0% of slant range (acoustic accuracy excluding heading errors)
Frequency band (MF)
Reception 24 – 30 kHz Transmission 17 – 26 kHz Transmitter power > 187dB ref. 1µPa at 1m
Tracking beam pattern
Hemispherical
Beacon types
Transponders and responders
Interrogation rate
Internally set or external key

User Interface

Data Communication
DS008-9010 Interface protocol
Down link
RS-422, 19,200 baud.
Up link
RS-422, 19,200 baud.
Responder up link
RS-422 drivers/receivers used

Electrical Specification

Power requirement
24-28VDC 2A

Environmental Specification

Temperature

DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3: Issue 4 including temperature shock test. CL14

Operation in water -4˚C to +32˚C

Operation in air -20˚C to +44˚C

Storage temperature -40˚C to +70˚C

High ambient temperature operation in air is for short duration system checks only, thermal protection is fitted and the unit will auto shut down.

Vibration

DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3: Issue 4

M1: General Purpose Vibration Test: Deployed or installed in surface ships: Sine sweep

M1: General Purpose Vibration Test: Deployed or installed in surface ships: Sine dwell

Test Type
Region
Amplitude (mm pk)
Frequency (Hz)
Duration (mins)
Sine sweep
Upper Deck, protected Compartment and Hull
0.125
5 to 33
60
Sine dwell
All
1.250
14
20
0.300
23
20
0.125
33
20

Compatibility

EMC

MIL STD 461D tests: CE101, CE102, RE101, RE102, CS101, CS114, RS101, RS103 to an upper limit of 1GHz.*

*Subject to power supply.

Magnetic Signature

External housing material is Aluminum Silicon Bronze (NES 834) with a typical relative magnetic permeability of 1.05.

Reliability

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

Calculations have been performed in accordance to MIL-HDBK-217F (inc. notice 1 & 2), the environmental factor used was Naval Unsheltered. The Quality factor used was ‘industrial’. The stress factor applied was 50%, the temperature factor applied was the upper operating condition = 50˚C.

Calculated results = 2894 hours. In-service MTBF >20,000, 2009 to date

Interface Cable

Cable Jacket
Polyurethane jacket
Construction
4 screened twisted pairs (STP)
Diameter
10.8mm approx.
Bend Radius
200mm minimum
Max Length
100m
SWL (Safe working Load)
25kg, (tested to 50kg)
Electrical connector subsea
Souriau 12 contact
Electrical connector – surface
Wire end

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