Data Acquisition Systems
Lockheed Martin Sippican's Sea-Air Systems Division manufactures launching devices and shipboard data acquisition systems which record, process, and interpret the data the probes collect.
The data is used principally by navies to calibrate sonar systems involved in submarine detection, surveillance, and tracking and to provide oceanographers involved in various global climate problems with accurate measurements of temperature and salinity.
AN/BQH 7, 7A, EC-3, MK8-E Recorder is the military version of the MK 21 Recorder and is used aboard surface ships and submarines. Using data input, the MK8/EC-3 displays and stores plots of depth vs. temperature, depth vs. sound velocity, and /or depth vs. temperature and conductivity; then outputs this data to an external combat system or work station.
The MK10-A Data Acquisition System operates on an IBM compatible PC and collects data with the Sippican XCP probe.The MK 10 receives the radio frequency output of the probe in real-time and converts the signal into digital format. The MK10-A system processes the data and displays the readings of temperature and current velocity on the screen.
The MK 21 Data Acquisition System runs on an IBM-PC compatible computer with Lockheed Martin Sippican XBT, XSV, and XCTD probes. The Windows 95-compatible software has auto GPS input capability, selectable IGOSS drop rates, and improved post-processing options.
Lockheed Martin Sippican's portable MK21 / USB is a self-contained data acquisition system compatible with USB drivers using Windows 2000 / XP. Now there's no need to install your MK21 on an ISA computer; the MK21 / USB will go anywhere your new computer will go. The MK21 / USB comes complete with 19 inch rack-mount hardware. The system is compatible with all variants of Lockheed Martin Sippican expendable probes and launchers.