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Key Features

  • AAE Sigma II bi-directional spread spectrum technology
  • User configurable Tx power and Rx Gain for increased operational life and optimal acoustic performance
  • Multi-Fire common interrogate capability
  • MiQ data telemetry functionality
  • Directional or omni-directional beam pattern, depending on application
  • Survival depth to 4000m

Applications

  • DP reference beacon requiring long term deployment
  • General purpose tracking and positioning applications for deeper water applications or in an acoustically challenging environment

Technical Specification

Model Types – Physical Specification

Housing material; Hard anodised aluminium with protection cages

Beam Pattern
SPL
Survival Depth
Diameter
Length
Weight air/water
1159
±90°
191dB
4000m
125mm
1095mm
22.80kg/11.00kg
1153H
±30°
200dB
4000m
125mm
1095mm
22.80kg/11.00kg

Electrical Specification

Battery
Battery type
Rechargeable. NiMH as standard
Listening life
120 days
Operational life
Dependent on pulse rate and operational mode.
Spec at max operating power, position only. Operation life will increase with lower power and decreased repetition rates.
1159: >400 hours at 1.0pps
1153H: >100 hours at 1.0pps

Configuration
Transmit frequency range
21 – 31kHz
Receive frequency range
17 – 31kHz
Turnaround time
Auto select upon protocol. User defined
Transmit pulse width
Auto select upon protocol
Refresh rate
>1Hz
Multi-Fire
10 IDs
MIQ data telemetry
Navigation + Data @ 800Bps payload
Fixed RS232 interface @ 9600, 8, N, 1

External Inputs
Connector type
MCBH10M 10-way connector
Responder key
+ 5 to 25 Volts
External power
22 to 35 Vdc@120mA
Charge
1083 Multi-Charger, typical cycle charge time, 20 hours.

USBL Compatibility

AAE 1150 Series beacons use Tone, Chirp, MFSK, DSSS and FHSS as transmission/reception protocols, allowing cross-compatibility with many USBL systems, including:

AAE Nexus, Nexus 2, Pyxis
Sigma 1, Sigma 2 spread spectrum systems
AAE Easytrak
All models, tone systems
iXblue
GAPS USBL
Kongsberg
HPR/HiPAP

Options

  • Compatibility with USBL systems not listed above
  • Non-rechargeable batteries (alkaline)
  • Depth sensors 100m/300m/1,000m/2,000m/4,000m (adds D suffix to model number)
  • Floatation collar

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