Innovative Electronic Design for Advanced Sonar
Sonardyne International is a sub-sea pioneer, creating and building products for underwater navigation, positioning and communications. We’ve been lucky enough to work closely with the Sonardyne team for nearly 10 years designing digital electronics for a number of their world leading sonar systems.
The Challenge - Intruder Detection
The Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar is the world’s most widely deployed intruder detection sonar, developed to meet the stringent underwater security requirements of private, commercial, government and naval end users. Sentinel helps secure ports, harbours, vessels and offshore installations against underwater threats.
The high performance digital electronics at the heart of this system are extremely complex. An additional challenge during their design was the tight space constraints. Sonardyne needed a trusted electronics design partner who could deliver a robust design with this level of complexity.
Our Approach - Sophisticated Electronics
With our wide experience, we were able to design, build and test all of the digital electronic functions including the DSP and the real time processing and control software. Our knowledge of the latest electronic design techniques and available devices together with our close working relationship with Sonardyne enabled us to produce a design that could be packaged into a very small cylindrical enclosure and that it would meet all of their performance requirements. This close working relationship, which we like to develop with all of our customers, enabled us to work with Sonardyne to develop a truly unique and world beating product.
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