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Versatile Acoustic Source System (VASS)

Versatile Acoustic Source System

Chelsea Technologies Group’s Versatile Acoustic Source System has been designed to evaluate the performance of a wide range of active and passive sonar. It produces complex, calibrated transmissions in addition to echo repeating, transponding and acting as a calibrated receiver.  VASS provides a highly versatile and flexible sonar test system, which is configured by simple mouse or keyboard selections. In addition to instant configuration changes, via its Windows XP interface, VASS allows desktop set-up of complete trials programs in advance, hence avoiding costly errors in signal definition during calibration trials.

Existing users of these systems include: UK QinetiQ, UK Director of Submarines, NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, Italy, the Belgian Navy, and Exelis Inc, USA. 

Applications

  • Sonar test and calibration
  • Underwater target detection
  • Sonar operator training
  • Surveillance
  • Noise signature simulation
  • At sea, acceptance trials

Contact Us:

55 Central Avenue
West Molesey
Surrey
KT8 2QZ, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 9000
Fax: +44 (0)20 8941 9319