The Sonartech Atlas AI&R Sonars are a family of well-proven submarine sonar processing systems providing the ability to intercept, process and display active sonar transmissions and transient events.
The AI&R Sonars will localise and characterise the acoustic signal source for immediate and effective threat assessment. It has been described as "the answer to a submariner's prayer".
The Sonartech Atlas AI&R Sonars are currently in use with multiple Navies throughout the world including the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
The AI&R Sonars will provide the command team with the bearing, range and speed of the target vessel or signal source without the need to conduct any own-ship manoeuvres.
The system is most effective against high Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) contacts and will automatically produce highly reliable solutions from an intercept or a series of intercepts.
Using advanced wavefront curvature analysis calculations, the AI&R system is able to accurately determine the range to the noise source.
Functionality to extract the following classification information from intercepted sound sources:
Provides indication of a potential threat through timely Target Motion Analysis.
Combined with accurate and current classification information the AI&R Sonars can assist operators in conducting contact classifications.