April 2011 -- The HVME system will be deployed on HMS Audacious, the fourth boat in the UK Royal Navy's Astute-class, nuclear-powered attack submarine construction programme.
The Brüel & Kjær HVME system will provide monitoring and analysis facilities of structure-borne noise generated in the submarine. The purpose is to assist ship staff to maintain a low noise signature by monitoring and analysing both hull vibration and hydrodynamic noise.
The state-of-the-art data acquisition and vibration monitoring system is based on Brüel & Kjær’s COTS (Commercial-off-the-Shelf) sensors and PULSE data acquisition and analysis platform.
The PULSETM modular and scalable platform, with over 12,000 systems sold worldwide, includes the flagship LAN-XI acquisition unit. The ‘hand-sized’ network-based LAN-XI modules provide a distributed architecture to give installation flexibility and drastically reduce amounts of sensor cabling.
Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Measurement A/S, www.bksv.com, with headquarters in Denmark, is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. Brüel & Kjær are world leaders in acoustic and vibration measurement systems & solutions.
Brüel & Kjær underwater acoustics products and solutions range from sensors and exterior/interior noise source identification and noise mapping systems, through complete acoustic ranging and noise self-monitoring solutions.
BAE Systems Submarine Solutions based in Barrow-in-Furness North-west England, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems (www.baesystems.com), responsible for the development and production of submarines.
The company is currently constructing the Astute-class submarine, a new generation nuclear attack submarine (SSN) for the Royal Navy, the first of which was launched on 8 June 2007.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit www.bksv.com
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit http://www.bksv.com/courses
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (www.spectris.com) that has annual sales of £787m and employs around 6,000 people worldwide in its 13 business units.
Brüel & Kjær has 1150 employees worldwide, and is represented by sales offices in 55 countries.
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Bruel & Kjaer
Telephone: 01763 255 780