HYDROACOUSTICS
ANNUAL JOURNAL
START NEW VOL 20 SEARCH STATISTICS PAS - GDANSK DIVISION

The Sea Surveillance Sonar

pp. 127-132, vol. 2, 1999

Klaus Kremer
a.r.s. TECH - applied radar & sonar TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany

Yitshak Peery
DSI - Decision Systems Israel, Ltd., Givat Shmuel, Israel

Key words:

Abstract: The main objective of a sea surveillance sonar is the surveillance of marine activities below the waterline in selected areas lite coasts, waterways, naval bases and oil platforms. The sea surveillance sonar can prove to be extremely beneficial in countering illegal activities that can strain a nation's economy. These activities include sabotage, piratism, terrorism, smuggling and illegal immigration. A combined sonar consisting of a low frequency passive system and a high frequency active system can be used to detect, track and classify all subsurface contacts lite submarines, divers and diver delivery vehicles within its assigned coverage area. In case of silent submarines a vertical transmitting array is supporting the detection of these targets in the law frequency range. The system is of a flexible open architecture so that it can easily be tailored too local needs. As operational support a sonar performance prediction system is integrated. The system has been tested. Experimental result will be shown.

Download: Fulltext PDF, BibTeX

© Polish Acoustical Society - Gdansk Department, Polish Academy of Sciences. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)