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SPACE For Indian Navy

SPACE For Indian Navy:

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up a premier testing & evaluation hub for SONAR Systems named “SPACE” in Kerala which is dedicated to the Indian Navy.

  • It stands for Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE).
  • It will mainly be utilised for evaluation of complete Sonar Systems. It consists of two distinct assemblages.
  • Floating Part is a platform which floats on the water surface, and
  • Submerged Part is a submersible platform which can be lowered to any depth upto 100 m using winch systems.
  • Upon completion of operations, the submersible platform can be winched up and docked with the floating platform.
  • It will allow quick deployment and easy recovery of scientific packages such as sensors and transducers.
  • It will be suitable for survey, sampling, and data collection of air, surface, mid-water, and reservoir floor parameters using modern scientific instrumentation.
  • It will bring a new era of Anti-Submarine Warfare research capabilities.

SONAR (SOund Navigation And Ranging):

  • It is a device used for measuring distance using ultrasonic waves.
  • The sonar technique is used to determine the depth of the sea and to locate underwater hills, valleys, submarines, icebergs, sunken ships etc.