SAES Presents its Underwater Measurement Systems for the Civil Sector at World Maritime Week (WMW) in Bilbao - Naval Technology
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SAES Presents its Underwater Measurement Systems for the Civil Sector at World Maritime Week (WMW) in Bilbao

SAES participates as a co-exhibitor with Navantia in SINAVAL, the international naval congress part of the ‘World Maritime Week 2021’, which hosts in parallel four other congresses related to the following fields: fishing (Eurofishin); ports (Futureport); upstream and downstream oil and gas (Oil & Gas Conference); and wave, tidal and current energy (Ocean Energy Conference).

SAES is interested in the five areas of the World Maritime Week and is showing at SINAVAL its portfolio of underwater measurement and analysis products as well as its services for the civil sector, such as the SDH smart digital hydrophone or the MIRS: a multi-influence signature measurement system for ships, applicable for environmental assessment. This system is one of a wide range of SAES products with dual applications for both the defence and civil markets: from diver detection sonars (detection of underwater intrusion) to multi influence signature measurement systems and sonobuoys acoustic processor systems.

As a specialist in underwater acoustics, SAES is also presenting its DDS-03: a high-frequency sonar specially designed for the detection of underwater threats, such as divers, and manned and unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as the protection and surveillance of critical infrastructures (whether they are shipyards, ports, aquaculture facilities, oil or gas extraction and processing platforms, or marine generators).

The system watches over the underwater area to be protected autonomously and continuously. When detecting a threat, the system generates an alert and continues to monitor it, allowing to know the exact position, distance, trajectory and type of threat. This information enables to be activated well in advance acoustic deterrents to counter the threat, such as dispatching a patrol to the area.

Both the sonar and the acoustic deterrent system allow their deployment from patrol boats, manned or not, thus expanding the coverage radius of the system, compared to a fixed installation.

Underwater measurement for the civil sector

SAES has products for underwater measurement and analysis services for the civil sector, such as the SDH smart digital hydrophone or the MIRS system.

The MIRS system measures and processes not only acoustic emissions but also electrical and magnetic radiation, and other influences and parameters. such as the seismic wave and the temperature.

On the other hand, the SDH is a dual device designed and built to be used by oceanographic institutes, universities and certification companies, as well as for applications in the military sector. One of the main applications of the SDH smart digital hydrophone is the measurement of the indicators defined in descriptor 11 (European Directive 2008/56/EC establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy).

These solutions are applicable to conducting scientific and environmental studies, as well as to verifying underwater noise levels caused by maritime traffic, construction activities at sea, oil and gas extraction platforms, and offshore wind fields, among others; as well as any facility or activity that may introduce energy into the marine environment.

SAES is the only Spanish company specialised in underwater acoustics and electronics with more than 30 years of experience in sonar systems, submarine signatures, submarine protection and ASW systems.

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