To accommodate industry demands for power output, Applied Acoustics manufactures a range of CSP units that provide the energy to the sound source, a Boomer or Sparker, deployed at sea. Each compact design CSP Energy Source converts mains voltage to high voltage to energise the sound source and conforms to EU specifications for electro-magnetic compatibility.
Output, per-shot, 50 or 100J
This energy source is compact and ideal for inshore operations where high resolution and penetration of the seabed geology is required.
Typical applications would include general coastal, river or estuary surveying, checking pipeline crossings, searching at marine archaeological locations or hydrographic sediment studies.
The smallest of the AAE energy sources, the CSP-L is designed for use on coastal vessels. The energy source output, at either 50 or 100 Joules, provides the seismic sound source, typically a boomer plate, with ideal levels of power for shallow water applications.
In conjunction with the AA251 Boomer Plate the CSP-L produces excellent sharp sound pulse for high resolution imagery, ideal as part of AAE’s Inshore Boomer System.
Output, per shot, 350J
Designed to be the lightest 350 Joule power source, the CSP-P utilises cutting edge power supply technology to produce a small unit with an exceptional power output.
Developed primarily as a power source for boomer plates, the CSP-P operates in excess of 300J at 3pps, the offshore industry standard specification, and as such is regarded as the power supply of choice throughout the world.
The CSP-P now incorporates the unique innovative feature first developed for the CSP-D, the Dual Voltage Output, giving the unit exceptional versatility. By adjusting the voltage output, switchable on the front panel, greater penetration can be achieved from the boomer plate sound source.
Output, per shot, 700J or 1200J or 2400J
The new CSP-Dv incorporates microprocessor control and configuration for greater flexibility and reliability whilst retaining a fail safe logic design. It has an intuitive user interface with LCD display and LED indicators to provide enhanced operator system feedback.
Programmable voltage technology allows operator tuning to suit application, with all settings externally selectable.
The CSP-Dv has additional safety and protection features over and above the standard safety systems and operational functions found across the entire range of CSP energy sources. It is compatible with the S-Boom, single plate boomer and Squid sparker systems.
CSP-Nv (Reverse Polarity)
Output, per shot, 1200J or 2400J
The new CSP-Nv incorporates microprocessor control and configuration for greater flexibility band reliability whilst retaining a fail safe logic design. It has an intuitive user interface with LCD display and LED indicators to provide enhanced operator feedback.
Programmable voltage technology allows operator tuning to suit application with all settings externally selectable.
The CSP-Nv is the driving force behind the Dura-Spark range but is also suitable for use with the S-Boom system and single plate boomer systems.
Output, per shot, 500 – 12,000J
The CSP-S is a compact ‘all in one’ power source for marine sparker applications, specifically the Applied Acoustics’ Delta Sparker, used when very high penetration sub-bottom profiles are required. To allow for reduced cost and weight, the unit can be supplied as a 1250J, 4000J, 6000J or 12,000J variant and allows for subsequent upgrades, with no requirements for separate capacitor banks.
The high charge rate allows for fast, high energy sound pulses from sparker and high power boomer sound sources.