DSIT Solutions Underwater Port Security and Sonar Systems
For the past two decades DSIT Solutions has been developing and applying state-of-the-art technology to create advanced sonar systems and C&C applications for defense, commercial, energy and homeland security markets. Our systems are designed to bring customers the latest technology in underwater systems as well as in training and simulation. The company is a subsidiary of Acorn Energy (NASDAQ: ACFN).
Diver detection sonar
DSIT is a world leader in the area of underwater site, energy and harbour security and swimmer detection systems. The company’s AquaShield™ is a diver detection sonar (DDS) system that protects ports, naval bases, energy terminals and offshore platforms against underwater intrusion from divers of any type and from divers on swimmer delivery vehicles under the water.
DSIT’s anti-diver sonar system is a high-performance system with the best available ranges of detection and classification. It is also designed for maximum flexibility with three configuration models available, depending on the geography of the site to be protected: 120°, 240° or 360°.
Portable diver detection sonar
The PointShield™ is a compact, lightweight portable diver detection sonar (PDDS). It offers the same sophisticated software as its bigger brother, the AquaShield DDS, but for shorter ranges, including a fully automatic mode of operation with automatic detection, tracking, threat classification and alert, all of which negate the need for a trained sonar operator. The PointShield was designed for mobility and comes in a convenient, portable carrying case with wheels that makes it simple to move from place to place according to need.
The PointShield’s size and weight make it easy to lift for deployment off boats or piers. The system is sturdy and capable of continuous operation under the water as well, so that it can also be permanently installed.
Portable acoustic range
With the MAR portable acoustic range, DSIT has significantly reduced the expense associated with vessel noise measurement. The MAR accurately measures the radiated noise of submarines and ships. Underwater noise ranging enables navies and shipyards to monitor and control this noise, as well as silencing their vessels. Use of the MAR saves the installation and the maintenance costs involved in operating a fixed acoustic range.
The MAR’s unique design enables rapid deployment from even a small ship at any sea depth, without the need to anchor the range. The MAR portable acoustic range is available with either of two hydrophone measurement array versions, oil-filled or line hydrophone array. Both array types are equipped with a pinger at the end of the array that assists the measured submarine to safely navigate.
Generic and tailored sonar simulators
Effective and efficient training of sonar operators is essential to every modern navy today. Even the most sophisticated sonar system is only as good as the quality of its operators. Based on its technological expertise in sonar and underwater acoustics, DSIT has accumulated hands-on experience in active and passive sonar simulation. Today the company provides both generic and specific sonar simulators for rapid and comprehensive training of all types and levels of sonar operators.
The company’s generic sonar simulator (GSS) is cost-effective and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual customers. The software is adaptable to simulate any type of sonar system, including: active/passive hull-mounted sonar (HMS), variable depth sonar (VDS), active towed array sonar (ATAS), dipping sonar, passive towed array, submarine passive medium frequency sonar, flank array sonar, passive ranging sonar, intercept sonar, mine detection sonar, sonobuoys and more.
The DSIT on-board sonar trainer (OST) provides sonar operator training on-board a ship displayed on the ship’s own consoles. The DSIT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) fixed, static sonar trainer for surface ship and air platform ASW teams in technical and tactical ASW operations against submarines under realistic acoustic and sonar conditions. The company’s low frequency sonar (LOFAR) operator trainer (LOT) supports high-level acoustic submarine signature measurement training.
To deliver the most up-to-date equipment, DSIT’s ASW sonar comes with software upgrade programmes.
The company’s flagship trainer is its full mission submarine tactical trainer (STT). This submarine trainer is a full mission trainer that accurately simulates all combat systems present on-board the submarine, including all sonar systems, radar, electronic warfare, weapons, C&C and periscope.
Underwater acoustic signal analysis system
DSIT specialises in the science of sonar and underwater acoustics. Our in-depth understanding has enabled us to develop highly advanced acoustic intelligence (ACINT) measurement and analysis applications for underwater asset protection. The company’s underwater acoustic signature analysis system (UASA) is a shore-based system for low frequency sonar (LOFAR) data collecting, processing, analysis, classification and database management.
The LOFAR data, which consists of acoustic signals radiated by various sources, is received and collected by naval sonar systems (submarine sonars, towed arrays, surface and air platforms, fixed bottom moored sonar systems, sonobuoys, etc.) using a data recording system installed onboard the vessels. These recording systems are installed in submarines, surface vessels and air planes. Once data is collected and the vessel is back in the base, the recorded data is sent for analysis at the central lab to create the navy’s acoustic signature database.
Coastal underwater surveillance system
Designed to serve as a long-range underwater warning system against the threat of submarines and smaller submersibles, the SeaShield is installed along critical coastlines and maritime borders, and is also used as a harbor surveillance system. Its combined active and passive sonar arrays provide a real-time situational picture of the underwater protected area.
The SeaShield is comprised of an active transmit array, large passive receive arrays and an electronic unit installed on the sea bed. The system’s two long receive array strings are composed of multiple hydrophones that pick up the signals returning from underwater objects. The SeaShield supports automatic classification that distinguishes between submarines and other underwater objects. The system sounds an automatic alert siren the moment that a submarine or mini-sub is detected and classified. The underwater threat is continuously tracked by the system and its exact position data is displayed on the screen.
Naval monitoring of the underwater surroundings along their coastlines translates to better security for the navy’s own ships and vessels. In case of alert, the navy is also capable of sending its special anti-submarine warfare (ASW) responders to the exact location of the unidentified submarine.
Using such devices, the company also provides security for oil rigs and platforms.
Based on its many years of experience in the field of sonar and underwater acoustics, DSIT is offering a cost effective and adaptable hull-mounted sonar (HMS). DSIT’s HMS can be used for coastal and offshore patrol, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) tracking, search and recovery, ASW, surveillance, early torpedo warning and other operations required by navies. The HMS also includes a built in training simulator as well as a built in test (BIT) device.
DSIT supplies HMS upgrades to ensure that the industry is using the very latest technology in the field.
Products and Services
Blackfish HMS System
DSIT’s Blackfish HMS is an advanced hull-mounted sonar that can be tailored to the specific needs of navies based on their operational requirements and size of vessels.
AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar
DSIT's AquaShield™ is a diver detection sonar (DDS) that protects ports, naval bases, energy terminals and offshore platforms against underwater intrusion from divers of any type and from divers on swimmer delivery vehicles under the water.
PointShield™ Portable Diver Detection Sonar
The PointShield™ is a compact, lightweight portable diver detection sonar (PDDS).
Portable Acoustic Range (PAR)
Passive sonar systems are able to detect submarines and ships based on their radiated noise.
SeaShield Underwater Coastal Surveillance System
Designed to serve as a long range underwater warning system against the threat of submarines and smaller submersibles, the SeaShield is installed along critical coastlines, maritime borders and at harbor entrances.
SeaShield™ – Underwater Coastal Surveillance System
The SeaShield monitors long stretches of coastline, harbors and ports, naval bases and other strategic areas against the danger of hostile submarines and smaller submersibles.
PointShield™ – Portable Diver Detection Sonar
Underwater site security often involves a demand to protect specific and well defined zones, such as a section of a narrow river, a water intake channel, an anchored ship or a constricted area.
Portable Acoustic Range (PAR)
Passive sonar systems are able to detect submarines and ships based on their radiated noise.
Aquashield- Diver Detection Sonar
The AquaShield™ is an advanced Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system, incorporating years of experience accumulated from continuous operation at multiple sites around the world.
DSIT Solutions announced today that it has received a new $7.1m order for its Blackfish Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) systems to be delivered over a two-year period.Read more
Acorn Energy, Inc. today announced the sale of a 50% strategic interest in its DSIT Solutions, Ltd. business to Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, a major Israeli defence company.Read more
DSIT Solutions, an Acorn Energy company, disclosed today the receipt of several follow-on orders for development and production from a number of its customers in Israel.Read more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today that it has received an order for four Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) systems and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer.Read more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today that a leading Mediterranean navy has placed an order for its AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system.Read more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today that it has received an order for its underwater security system to protect a european nuclear power facility.Read more
DSIT Introduces the AquaShield Extended RangeTM (ER) – the World’s Longest Range Diver Detection Sonar
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy (NASDAQ: ACFN), has announced the introduction of the AquaShield Extended Range (ER) Swimmer delivery vehicle Detection Sonar (SDS) to its product line.Read more
Acorn Energy announced today that its DSIT Solutions subsidiary has completed a design review, which is the first milestone of a contract received in late 2013 to supply and support an advanced underwater acoustic monitoring system.Read more
DSIT Solutions, an Acorn Energy company, announced today the receipt of multiple orders from an undisclosed navy for a number of AquaShield™ underwater security systems. The orders totaling $3.2m are for immediate production and delivery.Read more
DSIT Solutions, an Acorn Energy (NASDAQ:ACFN) company, will present a case study at the Oil & Gas Infrastructure Security, Africa International Conference, Training and Workshops, 21-25 January in Accra, Ghana. DSIT will be presenting on the morning of 22 January, the second day of the event.Read more
DSIT Solutions Ltd, an Acorn Energy (NASDAQ:ACFN) company, announced today the receipt of a new order for its PointShield™ Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.Read more
DSIT Solutions Ltd. an Acorn Energy company (ACFN), has received an invitation from the Oil & Gas Critical Infrastructure & Asset Security Forum to present a case study at their international exhibit and forum to take place in Vienna, Austria September 19 - 21, 2012.Read more
This order follows a lengthy bidding and evaluation process in which DSIT was selected as the supplier for the sonar trainer.Read more
DSIT Solutions and US Seismic Systems have been awarded a $900,000 grant from the BIRD Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation.Read more
DSIT Solutions announced today the receipt of its largest order ever for underwater security systems.Read more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, has announced that it has received orders from an Asian country for its underwater sonar systems. The combined value of the contract is more than $6m. Dan Ben-Dov, VP sales and marketing said: "This is the second order of this magnitudeRead more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, has announced today that it will officially introduce its new lightweight, compact, portable Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system, the PointShield™ DDS at two exhibitions taking place in Europe and the United States this month. The firsRead more
DSIT Awarded more than $6m of Orders, Including a $4.4m Contract for its AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, has been awarded a contract to supply its AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) systems for the protection of several coastal and offshore installations. The contract value is just over US $4,400,000. The AquaShield underwater security syRead more
DSIT has announced the successful completion and delivery of stage I of two of the Dolphin submarine tactical trainer project for the Israeli Navy. The project, which was awarded to DSIT in June 2007 following an international tender, called for the simulation of all sonar and weapons sRead more
DSIT Signs an Agreement Valued at Close to US$5M Securing Future Orders for the AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar
DSIT Solutions a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), has announced the signing of an agreement with a leading Homeland Security (HLS) integrator securing future orders for its underwater site security systems. Under the agreement the integrator commits to providing DSIT, by the end ofRead more
DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), has received another large order, the third in the last few months, for its AquaShield underwater port security system. The $2.3 million order is for multiple sensors, which will protect a strategic site against underwater intRead more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today that it has received a $1.7 million order for its AquaShield underwater security system. The system, to be used by a large energy facility at an undisclosed location in Asia, will guard and protect the customer infrastRead more
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today the sale of its AquaShield™ diver detection sonar (DDS) system to an undisclosed EMEA government. The system will be installed in an area with critical infrastructure, including a port and energy production facilities. “ThisRead more