SAES Underwater Signature Measurement and Control
SAES uses advanced multi-influence processing techniques vital for operating in modern naval environments, with accurate knowledge of platforms signatures essential for avoiding detection.
Modern naval mines and underwater sensors
Modern naval mines, also developed by SAES, include new and more sophisticated sensors for activation and advanced digital signal processing techniques, enabling the exploitation of these signatures.
Simulation is an area of special interest nowadays, due to its versatility, high level of information provided and cost savings for real measurement operations. Latest generation simulation techniques used by SAES enable realistic estimations of the level of different magnitudes in real operational environments.
SAES develops underwater signature measurement systems, which cover defence (multi-influence signature of the vessels), security (detection of intruders) and civilian areas (environmental protection).
Underwater signature measurements to ensure safety from multi-influence naval mines
MIRS – Multi-influence Range System for surface ships and submarines provides real influence measures (magnetic, electric, pressure, acoustic, and seismic) in realistic and controlled scenarios to successfully counter related threats. MIRS can be located at a fixed station or, using the portable capability, at the desired location.
DEWARS – Deep Water Acoustic Range System provides measurement of noise and spectrum levels, performed in real and controlled scenarios of surface vessels and submarines (periscope, snorkeling and immersion).
SET-200/P – UEP Sensor is a precise, ultra-low noise device that enables measurement of low-level electric fields. Furthermore, UEP sensors arranged in arrays, enable the full characterisation of electric field signature not only of a ship passing over the sensor array, but also by any other object in its proximity.
SWAMEG – Sea Water Magneto-electric Generator has been specifically designed for magnetic-electric calibration of signature range facilities of ships. It generates a magnetic and electric signature with known levels, allowing the calibration of sensors of measurement ranges and the faults detection. The system does not require any power supply and its lightweight structure ensures versatility.
ONMS and CRV systems are two systems for noise and vibration monitoring systems that allow controlling the signature of submarines and surface vessels respectively by reducing and monitoring the vibration and radiated noise.
SICLA is an acoustic classification system based on multiple and simultaneous contact analysis, graphic tools and an acoustic intelligence database (ACINT).
SIMOAC – Acoustic Monitoring System is designed on the basis of providing a reliable measurement system based on calibrated acoustic sensors, which permit the measurement and analysis of underwater acoustic environments, as well as detecting the presence of marine mammals in a specific area, including their localisation.
Multi-influence naval mines
Based on deep underwater signature knowledge, SAES has developed a complete set of multi-influence naval mines.
MINEA Combat are advanced multi-influence naval mines and consist of advanced technology. The MINEA family includes Moored Mines, Shallow Water Mines and Cylindrical Bottom Mines.
MINEA Exercise version is available to be used for MCM training and gathering intelligence information through the measuring and recording of ship signatures.
MILA is a smart limpet mine that incorporates a detonation system controlled by a computer. Its characteristics make it easy to carry by divers and is available in Exercise (reusable & inert) and Combat versions.
Other products include systems for minehunting, CRV – Vibration and Noise Monitoring System, training system, and ATS – Acoustic Tracking System.
Marine security and ASW systems
Other lines of products include:
- ASW systems based on sonobuoy processing: on-board vessels and land. SPAS Family. Up to 32 passive, active and digital sonobuoys simultaneously. ROASW – Remote Operation ASW System, FTAS – Fast Time Analyzer System, TAT – Tactical Acoustic Trainer
- Sonar and onboard systems: DDS-03 – Intruder Detection Sonar, SOLARSUB – Towed Array Sonar, SOCILSUB – Cylindrical Sonar Modernization, SICLA – Acoustic Classification System, ONMS – Own Noise Monitoring System, SEAPROF – Undersea Acoustic Performance Prediction System
- Maritime security and environmental protection: SIDIS – Integral Security System, DDS-03 – Intruder Detection Sonar, UDS – Underwater Deterrent System, SAR – Acoustic Smart Recorder, SIMOAC – Acoustic Monitoring System
- Simulation and training: Submarine Tactical Simulator, Naval Tactical Simulator, SIM/STIM – Sonar Simulator/Stimulator
- Engineering services and maintenance: technical and engineering services on underwater technology area and ASW, from design phases up to maintenance and customer support, as well as training for personnel
Products and Services
DEWARS: Deep Water Acoustic Range System
The deep water acoustic range system (DEWARS) provides noise levels and spectrum levels measures in a real and controlled scenario of surface vessels and submarines (including periscope, snorkeling and immersion depth).
MIRS: Multi-Influence Range System
The SAES multi-influence range system (MIRS) for surface vessels and submarines provides real influence measures (magnetic, electric, pressure, acoustic, and seismic) in a real and controlled scenario, to successfully counteract threats.
ONMS and CRV: Noise and Vibration Monitoring Systems
Own noise monitoring systems (ONMS) provide automatic alarms and noise cancellation data for the sonar suite of a ship, thanks to the full integration into the combat system.
SET-200 / P Underwater Electric Potential Sensor
SAES has designed and developed the SET-200P / underwater electric potential (UEP) sensor to measure the underwater electric field at sea.
SICLA: Acoustic Classification System
SICLA is a highly versatile system that can be adapted to any hardware and software configuration.
Deep Water Acoustic Range System (DEWARS)
DEWARS is a high-performance range system, which measures and analyses the submarine's underwater noise, maximising its capacity for survival by maintaining acoustic stealth.
Underwater Electric Potential Sensor – SET 200-P
Electric fields are gaining greater interest in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine warfare (MW) operations as every ship generates a measurable underwater electric potential (UEP) in the conductive sea water environment that can be detected at a range comparative to any other ship signature.
Multi-Influence Naval Mines (MINEA-C)
The multi-influence cylindrical bottom naval mine MINEA is the most advanced operational naval mine system in service.
Multi-Influence Range System (MIRS)
When operating in the modern naval environment, vessels are subjected to numerous detection threats due to their various influence signatures, which can be detected by means of naval mines or other devices.
SAES was awarded the Research Activity Award to SAES in recognition of its diver detection sonar DDS-03.Read more
SAES has offered advice and discussions on the measurement and control of ship noise at the Spanish Defence Technological Conference.Read more
SAES will be running a conference about the importance of the anti-submarine warfare and the ways in which new political challanges can be confronted.Read more
SAES and the Kazakhstani GIDROPRIBOR have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply underwater systems to the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan.Read more
SAES has presented its latest study on noise pollution in the marine environment within the Spanish Congress of Acoustics 'TecniAcústica 2015', held in Valencia and organised by the Spanish Association of Acoustics (SAE).Read more
Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina (SAES) will be exhibiting its products and solutions in Poland this week, one of the most influential fairs of the sector in Europe.Read more
SA Electrónica Submarina (SAES), specialist in underwater electronics, is participating in the Spanish Pavilion (INKA Pavilion 174-176), which brings together other Spanish companies belonging to TEDAE, the Spanish Association of Defence, Aeronautics, Security and Space Technology Companies.Read more