IEC 60500:2017 

Underwater acoustics - Hydrophones - Properties of hydrophones in the frequency range 1 Hz to 500 kHz


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IEC 60500:2017 specifies the relevant characteristics and properties of hydrophones in the frequency range 1 Hz to 500 kHz, and specifies how to report these characteristics. Provides guidance on the choice of a hydrophone with appropriate performance for a specific application. This standard is applicable to:
- hydrophones employing piezoelectric sensor elements, designed to respond to sound pressure in water and measure underwater acoustical signals;
- hydrophones with or without an integral pre-amplifier.
This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the format and scope of IEC 60500 have been changed to be compatible with other IEC standards;
- the upper limit of the frequency range of hydrophones has been expanded.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2017-04-10
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 87 - Ultrasonicsrss
ICS17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Stability date  2020
File size1441 KB

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