Technology Today

2012 Issue 2

Maritime Surveillance for Montenegro

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Raytheon Solipsys has established itself as one of the industry leaders in tactical command and control in recent years, deploying systems across multiple U.S. services and international placements. In August of 2012, Raytheon Solipsys announced it had been awarded a contract through the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Code PMW-740 to provide a state-of-the-art maritime surveillance system to the country of Montenegro. The turnkey Maritime Information Management System (MIMS) is a sophisticated command-and-control capability providing enhanced situational awareness in support of maritime sovereignty and security challenges. Built upon Raytheon Solipsys' expertise in tracking and visualization, MIMS integrates radars and other surveillance sensors, providing sophisticated decision aids to track objects and assess their behavior (see Figure).

The system employs layered, multisensor integration and correlation to support the detection and identification of potential sea-based threats utilizing inputs from maritime surveillance radars, Automated Identification System (AIS) receivers, GPS-based self-reporting devices, and other external data sources. All information is presented and managed in real time on maritime display applications and web portals to various operators and government agencies. Intelligent decision aids automatically generate alerts and responses for anomalous conditions, including intruder detection, unexpected vessel behavior, and other safety or security hazards. Operators can tailor or create new decision aids to identify objects and recognize situations of concern as required.

Mark Trenor

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