Ultra Electronics Undersea Sensor Systems Inc. Releases the Low Cost Sonobuoy Receiver for Engineering and Laboratory Bench Purposes

Press Release Summary:

The Low Cost Sonobuoy Receiver features an on-board signal capture, demodulation, signal quality monitoring, a 1RU rackmount enclosures, 110 VAC/60 Hz power, and output data formatter. The product is designed to reduce costs per channel and enhance anti-submarine warfare and sonobuoy technology. The receiver has applications for laboratory environments, short range field testing and production line testing.

Original Press Release:

Ultra Electronics – USSI Announces the Launch of a Low Cost Sonobuoy Receiver (LCSR)

Ultra Electronics Undersea Sensor Systems, Inc. (USSI) announces the development and launch of a Low Cost Sonobuoy Receiver (LCSR). Building upon its experience gained with existing systems, new developments and technology advances, Ultra Electronics USSI has developed an advanced sonobuoy receiver for engineering and laboratory bench purposes. While reducing the cost per channel for affordability to the end user, the LCSR permits engineering test, development and evaluation in a field and laboratory environment in order to enhance both anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and sonobuoy technology. The newly designed LCSR, for reception and remote control of sonobuoys, is the only receiver on the market inexpensively priced for use in laboratory environments, short range field testing and production line testing.

The new receiver’s on-board signal capture, demodulation, signal quality monitoring, and output data formatter provide stand-alone capability which only requires the user’s personal computer for configuration and data capture. The flexibility of the system allows processing resources to focus more on data analysis and less on operation.

Patrick Allison, Vice President Business Development of USSI commented: 
“USSI is proud to develop and field the LCSR which will complement the over five thousand Ultra Electronics installed sonobuoy receivers around the world and support naval laboratories and engineering in their continued advancement of ASW technology .”

The Ultra Electronics – USSI LCSR is available in a 1, 2, or 4 channel version, and features a single 1RU rackmount enclosure, 110 VAC/60 Hz power, and command signal generator software application. The LCSR is fully compatible with the Navy standard SDSR, manufactured by Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems, as well as the SSQ-36, SSQ-53, SSQ-62, SSQ-101, SSQ-113, and SSQ-125/125A sonobuoys.

For further information about Ultra Electronics USSI, visit http://www.ultra-ussi.com.

Further information about Ultra:

Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defense, security, transport and energy company with a long track record of development and growth. The Group manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities generating innovative solutions to customer needs. Ultra applies electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments ranging from military applications, through safety-critical devices in aircraft, to nuclear controls and sensor measurement. These capabilities have seen the Group’s highly-differentiated products contributing to a large number of platforms and programs.

Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors. As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long-term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a program. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers, as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

Across the Group’s three divisions, Ultra operates in the following eight market segments: 

  • Aerospace    
  • Land
  • Communications    
  • Maritime
  • C2ISR    
  • Nuclear
  • Infrastructure
  • Underwater Warfare

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