Source: The post is based on the article “Testing & evaluation facility for Sonar Systems of Indian Navy launched by DRDO” published in PIB on 8th November 2022.
What is the News?
Defence Research & Development Organization(DRDO) has launched the Hull Module of the Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterization & Evaluation (SPACE) facility at Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory(NPOL),Kochi.
What is the Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterization & Evaluation (SPACE) facility?
SPACE is a state-of-the-art testing and evaluation facility for sonar systems developed for use by the Indian navy onboard various platforms, including ships, submarines and helicopters.
Constructed by: The SPACE facility is based on the concept design and requirements projected by Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory(NPOL) and has been constructed by M/s L&T Shipbuilding, Chennai.
Uses: It will be mainly utilized for evaluating Sonar systems allowing for quick deployment and easy recovery of scientific packages such as sensors and transducers.
Significance: The uniqueness of this facility lies in the specially designed submersible platform, which can be lowered up to depths of 100 meters using a series of synchronously operated winches.