Maritime Early Detection System

Date: 12.12.2015 Category: Naval

Maritime Early Detection System    

Piracy and terrorism exponential increase has necessitated the creation of an efficient and permanent solution. The threat has increased over the years in every part of the world. Ships at sea and the port must be adequately prepared to handle such threats. Deployment of enough security personnel in the ocean is the most used antipiracy technique.  This has led to a technological invention of maritime early detection system. Most of the world’s trade is carried out through the sea. It is, therefore, very essential to tighten the security of the ships in the sea.

This system can detect any entry of a vessel into a particular predetermined proximity of a ship. The crew is, thus, able to take necessary measures that are aimed at avoiding any attacks on the ship by the incoming vessel. Also, the speed of the incoming vessel is determined; hence, giving the crew the exact time before the unknown incoming vessel gets to the ship.

Perimeter sensors, thermal imaging cameras and onboard radar equipment enable the system to provide efficiently accurate information from a wide perimeter in the sea. The equipment can work during both day and nights. Particularly, the motion detectors help in very specific threat detection. Moreover, the systems are designed to function in any weather conditions.

1.HarborGuard-Pro Command and Control

In this system, the surveillance sensor data is displayed on a common operating picture. The system is connected to remote radars and a base station through Ethernet LAN of very high speeds before being displayed on a digital chart. With an open architecture internet protocol, its application based on a Windows Seven operating system; the system is very efficient. The alerts of this system are flexible, allowing the system to alert the operators in different occasions. This system can alert when vessels exceed certain speed limits, when vessels enter the perimeter at a certain specified time of the day, or in some instances; when a vessel of a certain type enters the perimeter. The system can support multiple client workstations. Besides, it can also automatically identify the oncoming vessel. Any information obtained by this system is safely recorded and archived for future reference.

2.Small Target Detection Radar

The marine conditions may not favour every type of early detection systems. However, the small target detection radar is designed specifically for these harsh marine conditions. It can provide very reliable information on detecting and tracking small vessels in any environment. The system is made to adapt to maritime applications for perimeter security by its high-performance X-band sensors, radars that are pulsed and modulated maritime surveillance. Small targets that are found in the congested waterways can easily be discriminated no matter how complex or narrow the waterways can be. This is achieved through the high gain antennas present and the ability of this system to scan rapidly through a scene in a very short time.

This system has a special RadarPro Plus advanced radar processor that makes it even more efficient and reliable in tracking and detecting vessels. The antennas are very light and differ in terms of the range of surveillance. This system can scan an area of 8 nautical miles a second with the fastest scanner update rates. Also, it is possible to scan the vessel while tracking it.