Modularity in MCM A System-of-Systems Approach

Jens Kohlscheen Product Manager MCM Systems

Transition from dedicated MCMV to MCM Mission Package

 dedicated  platform-focussed

 flexible  rapidly deployable  capability focussed  e.g. craft of opportunity
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ATLAS IMCMS Track Record
1990
AL HASBA Class FRANKENTHAL Class

today

SeaOtter
KATEANPÄÄ Class LANDSORT Class FLOWER Class ALKMAAR Class ENSDORF Class KULMBACH Class LAT YA Class BAY Class FRANKERTHAL Class HAMELN Class BANG RACHAN Class

HMS-12M C² for USV, SVDS IMCMS SeaFox Integrated MWS 80-6 DSQS-11M mod DSQS-11M

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Starting Point - From Dedicated to …
PMA and Seabed Mapping Command & Control System Remote Influence Minesweeping

Classiphi
Variable Depth Minehunting Sonar

C2

FAST
Broadband Hull-Mounted Minehunting Sonar

SVDS
Detection and Classification, ISR, REA Identification and Disposal

HMS-12M SeaOtter with SAS
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SeaFox

Commercial-in-Confidence

Starting Point - From Dedicated to Mission Module
PMA and Seabed Mapping Command & Control System Remote Influence Minesweeping

Classiphi
Variable Depth Minehunting Sonar

C2

L & R System

FAST
Broadband Hull-Mounted Minehunting Sonar Disposal in VSW Zone

Detection and Classification, ISR, REA

SVDS SeaCat
Detection and Classification, ISR, REA Identification and Disposal

SeaFox Cobra HMS-12M

SeaOtter with SAS
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SeaFox

Commercial-in-Confidence

ATLAS C-IMCMS MCM Mission Package Demonstrator
MWDC
MWDC SeaOtter

Minehunting
Detection & Classification CLASSIPHI Identification & Disposal FAST, SeaFox remote-controlled *)

Minesweeping
FAST *)

Common: - Planning -  Sonar Post Processing (CLASSIPHI) -  Data Fusion -  Analysis -  Tactical picture -  Database

C-IMCMS
IMCMS-Console CLASSIPHI Sonar Post Processing mobile console for SeaFox / Sea Cat / SeaOtter
Electronic Cabinet Battery Charger

Cupboard

Power Supply Door

Air Conditioning

*) partly integrated / remote desktop

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IMCMS - Managing the Complexity Open System Architecture
System Services
RTNS, SysMon InfoMng, etc.

Core Functions
NAV ADM Data Link SUR HMI MST

Tactical Functions
ANA PLN Ant.

Sonar Functions
SP SRV DP GPS Anemo UwPosS PNS

Sensor Drivers
DGPS SVP E DLO C

Customer Components
A D B

CMiles

Radar SIM

BITE

DOC

Import, Export, BackUp etc.

Custmer Sensor IF

DBS

HMI

Standard CORBA / Oracle Database Operating System / Windows Hardware
CORBA Interface Database Access

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IMCMS Open System Architecture

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IMCMS C2 – Managing the Complexity

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CMS Container
Multi Functional Consoles Electronic cabinets

Air-condition

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SeaOtter Mk II
Key Features:
Modular Flatfish design
high stability and down-looking sensors

True event-driven autonomous reaction Highly accurate navigation system Reliability
two batteries backup navigation backup communication rudders, thrusters

  Length 3.55   Width 1.00   Weight < 1000   Depth rating 600   Payload up to 160   Speed - 0.5 … 8   Endurance up to 20 @ 4   Turning radius 10   Hover capability

m m kg m kg kts kts m

Hover Capability AUV Mode and ROV Mode (Option) Full integration into ATLAS C2-Systems

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ATLAS MCM-SAS AUV-based Synthetic Aperture Sonar
Features:   Synthetic Aperture Sonar   Modular design   1200 mm physical aperture   Full bathymetric   Online processing with online ATR   Dual Frequency operation (80 kHz MF and 150 kHz HF)   Designed for shallow water operation   Operational at 600 m depth below surface   Identification quality imaginery   Resolution up to 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm SAS Vision Family

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High Resolution SAS Imagery

Commercial-in-Confidence
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CLASSIPHI Post Mission Analysis (PMA) System
  Powerful processing and data viewing   Detection and classification   Change detection   Mission reporting   ATR algorithms available to reduce operator loading

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SeaFox Track Record
5x Class MJ 333 5x Class HL 352 5x Class MJ 332 5x Visby Class 5x Landsort Class 10x Alkmaar Class

6x Flower Class

7x & 6 x MH 53 3 x Avenger 2x Sandown (Temporary Gulf Fit) 8x Sandown 8x Hunt Deep SeaFox 2x MCMV

SeaFox
  Fully qualified and certified   More than 10 years in service
3x MCMV

3x MCMV 2010 2x AL Hasbah Class

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Technology Evolution of SeaFox
Basic SeaFox Airborne SeaFox

RhiB-based SeaFox

Remote Controlled USV

Fully automated mission

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SeaFox – Control via Radio Link

Task Control R/F Link SeaFox Sonar & Video

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SeaFox Enhancement: COBRA

Mine disposal capability even in VSW zone

Capable to clear drifting mines

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ATLAS - Experience in Remotely Controlled Minesweeping
  C² for TROIKA System   Remote Control for up to four Influence Minesweeping Drones for HL 352 Class   Integration into IMCMS

Platform In safe distance

4 remotely controlled drones

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FAST - Flexible Agile Sweeping Technology System
 The sweep toolbox is a set of magnetic, acoustic & electric influence (UEP/ELFE) generator modules. Hullmouted influence sweep  Programmable features ensure that the sweep signature matches that expected by a mine  Sweeping of buoyant and ground influence mines

Towed gear

 Unmanned sweeping operations in minefield reducing the risk to personnel  Long endurance and controllable over visual horizon

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FAST Capabilities

  Optimum adjustment to firing system by Mine Setting Mode (MSM)   Maximum protection of vessels by Target Setting Mode (TSM)   Capable of simulating small to large vessels by combination of up to four signatures

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Operation TELIC in 2003 Shallow Water Minesweeping System (SWIMS)

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ATLAS MCM Mission Module Demonstration in Bincleaves, UK July 2011
FAST

MWDC

1.

2.

SeaOtter

5.
USV based SeaFox

3.
CLASSIPHI

4.
ATLAS, Bincleaves, UK

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Conclusion
Demonstration of

o  Mobile and Scalable System of Systems o  Complete MCM Mission with unmanned vehicles o  Both major MCM techniques Hunting & Sweeping o  Sensor to Shooter solution from single source

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ATLAS MCM Mission Modules in 1990s

Royal Australian Navy- Bay Class Royal Netherlands Navy – Alkmaar Class

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SeaFox is an attracting vehicle

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Thank you!

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