DDS-03 – Diver detection sonar.

Dealing with underwater threats such as divers or light underwater vehicles requires incorporating highly specialized sensors into the surveillance system that can detect divers or other underwater intrusions, like underwater vehicles. These types of underwater threats can be easily circumvented. The solution is to incorporate diver detection sonar into the surveillance system of those military and commercial ports, power stations or petrochemical plants, oil platforms, anchored ships and other high-value assets with access to water mass.

diver detection sonar

Response to any scenario, even in warm waters.

The DDS-03 (Diver Detection Sonar) has given excellent performance in various operating scenarios even in unfavourable conditions like warm water, one of the main difficulties that can compromise the performance of any active sonar. The DDS-03 incorporates a tool to predict the detection range and to recommend the best depth  to deploy the sonar.
The system can be mounted permanently in ports, offshore platforms and on the open sea or easily deployed from the deck of an anchored vessel. In addition, wide secure areas can be established by using one or more units,

Automatic alerts in real-time.

diver detection sonar

Once the system is deployed, it continuously emits acoustic pulses, the echoes being received and analysed automatically. By detecting a threat and tracking it, an alert is automatically generated, indicating the position, speed, trajectory and type of contact, enabling the emission of a deterrent message to the diver in the water and the deployment of a patrol to the area. In addition, the system incorporates powerful processing algorithms to minimize false alarms.

Reaction to a threat.

To facilitate reaction to a threat, two optional elements can be incorporated into the system: a deterrent system (DES) and an application for mobile devices.

The DES system emits messages or sounds into the water to dissuade the diver from continuing his approach. These messages can be live, from a microphone in the system, or pre-recorded.

The application for mobile devices allows for monitoring the position of the threat from a mobile device in order, for example, to track its position from a surveillance patrol.

Key Features.diver detection sonar

• Maximum detection range in adverse conditions.
• Automatic threat detection, classification and tracking.
• Automatic alarms.
• Angular coverage at 90°/180°/270°/360°.
• Security perimeters can be set with zonal alarm suppression.
• CW and FM pulse emission. Adjustable levels.
• The integration of sensors to compensate for any movement of the submerged unit.
• Tactical screens with integrated electronic console for high accuracy of threat location.
• The integration of multiple Submerged Units in the same Control Unit, enabling the establishment of wide areas of surveillance.
• Different deployment modes (seabed, port, anchored vessel).
• It can work as autonomously or be integrated into a surveillance system.
• Small size, light weight and low maintenance.
• Optional Remote Monitoring using wireless devices.
• Recording and playback capacity.
• Acoustic performance prediction tool.
• Integrated BITE – three testing levels of system performance.
• Integrated training (optional)