GRAS 40PS-1 CCP Surface Microphone

Freq range: 10 Hz to 12 kHz
Dyn range: 27 dB(A) to 145 dB
Sensitivity: 15 mV/Pa

Technology

Typical applications and use

Aeroacoustics
Wind-tunnel applications
Large arrays

Design

The GRAS 40PS-1 is a low-profile, light surface microphone for general purpose measurements on planar and curved surfaces within aeroacoustics, wind tunnel applications and large arrays.

Its frequency range extends from 10 Hz to 12 kHz and its dynamic range is from below 27 dBA to 145 dB.

It has an integrated CCP preamplifier with TEDS according to IEEE 1451.4 for remote identification and reading of calibrated sensitivity.

It requires a constant-current power supply such as the GRAS 12AL 1-Channel CCP Power Module with A-weighting filter, or any other compatible constant-current power supply.

Pressure equalisation is via a vent placed at the front of the microphone just by the side of its diaphragm. This makes it suitable for use in conditions with rapid static pressure changes, for example on aircraft or on road vehicles in mountainous country.

40PS-1 has an integrated 1,5 m coaxial cable with a Microdot connector. An adapter to BNC is included. It is delivered with a supple detachable silicon-rubber fairing and adhesive mounting pads. Because of its lightness, it contributes very little mass to thin plates.

Together with any of the GRAS mountings, the profile of the surface microphone will not exceed 3 mm.

Mounting Methods

Depending on ambient wind-speeds, there are several methods of securing the Surface Microphone to its mounting point.

When there is no wind, the microphone need only be secured in place using the double-sided adhesive pad (possibly trimmed to match the size of the microphone alone). For low wind speeds, e.g. on the side of a car include the Fairing. At moderate wind speeds, e.g. a wind tunnel, include the single-sided adhesive pad. At high wind speeds, e.g. on the fuselage of a low-speed test aeroplane, use the aluminium fairing/mounting plate and four screws.

Pistonphone Calibration

The GRAS 40PS-1 can be easily calibrated using a GRAS Pistonphone and the RA0145 Calibration Adapter.

Individual Calibration

All GRAS Surface Microphones are individually checked and calibrated before leaving the factory.

An individual calibration chart is supplied with each microphone and also includes an individual pressure frequency response.

Specifications

Frequency range (+1, -2 dB)
Hz
10 to 12 k
Frequency range (+1, -6 dB)
Hz
10 to 20 k
Dynamic range lower limit (microphone thermal noise)
dB(A)
<27
Dynamic range upper limit with GRAS CCP preamplifier
dB
145
Set sensitivity @ 250 Hz (±2 dB)
mV/Pa
15
Power supply (Constant Current Power)
mA
2 to 10
Microphone venting
Front
Output impedance
Ω
<50
Temperature range, operation
°C / °F
-10 to 50 / 14 to 122
TEDS UTID (IEEE 1451.4)
27 v. 1.0
Connector type
Microdot 10/32
CE/RoHS compliant/WEEE registered
Yes / Yes / Yes
Weight
g / oz
1.5 / 0.035 w/o cable // 4.8 / 0.14 with cable
Specification Conditions

Typical pressure frequency response

GRAS Sound & Vibration reserves the right to change specifications and accessories without notice.

Dimensions

 

 

Ordering info

Included items

GRAS GR0815

Silicon rubber fairing

GRAS GR0933

Top adhesive pad 0.5 mm (pre-cut, single-sided)

GRAS GR0934

Base adhesive pad 0.13 mm (pre-cut, double sided)

GRAS MI0031

Cleaning tissue

GRAS AE0046

Adapter BNC male to Microdot female

Optional items

GRAS 12AL

1-Channel CCP Power Module with A-weighting filter

GRAS 12AQ

2-Channel Universal Power Module with signal conditioning and PC interface

GRAS 42AP

Intelligent Pistonphone, Class 0

GRAS 42AA

Pistonphone, Class 1

GRAS RA0147

Aluminum fairing/mounting plate

GRAS RA0145

Calibration Adapter

GRAS Sound & Vibration reserves the right to change specifications and accessories without notice.

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