The retrievable AN/SSQ-58B lightweight sonobuoy provides moored shallow water acoustic monitoring capability in a bandwidth of 10Hz to 20kHz. The 42-inch 36-pound high-density foam float holds a radar reflector and flashing navigation warning light. The power supply consists of a 24-hour operation replaceable, rechargeable battery. This self anchoring system has a 30-day operating life for the anchor/cable assembly in depths of 20 feet to 600 feet and 0-6 knot current. The buoy includes a reuseable surface assembly holding a 31-Channel (field selectable) VHF FM Transmitter On/Off, Channel reset, outputting 1.0 Watts RMS along with a UHF Command receiver using a signal format compatible with standard sonobuoy receivers and processors.
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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Tuesday, December 29, 1998 5:20:30 AM