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Situation detector

Naval or maritime officers often suffer from stress, fatigue or the effects of monotony, which can affect their level of alertness. The Situation Detector helps monitor the situation and detect anomalies.

Key features

Detects state changes and anomalies
Detects time-related sequences of events
Detects data inconsistencies

Improving maritime situational awareness

Naval and maritime surveillance officers frequently suffer from stress, fatigue, monotony and loss of vigilance. As a result, the maritime equipment may not always be used to its full potential, causing suboptimal performance. Saab’s Situation Detector product aids monitoring the maritime situational picture, assessing the situation and detecting various anomalies to improve the overall maritime situational awareness

The Situation Detector allows operators to define surveillance profiles, i.e., sets of analysis rules, which will be automatically monitored. These include:

  • Detection of state changes, such as a target entering a defined area, crossing a line, changing course or speed or approaching a protected asset, e.g. a ship or oil tower.
  • Rendezvous events.
  • Sequential (episodic) chains of events.
  • Anomaly detection, i.e. statistical comparison of location, course and speed with recorded "normal values".
  • Input from intelligence databases, target of interest, etc.
  • Pattern detection by comparing current data with recorded vessel/voyage data.
  • Data inconsistency detection, e.g. fake identification, Automatic Identification System (AIS) dropout (operator switch-off), position/course/speed mismatch.

All track data regarding sea and air (and also land) targets, based on available real time and near real time sensors, can be used by the Situation Detector.

9LV operators

Did you know ...

that a Situation Detector rule consists of one or more relations with time constraints. An example: Relation 1 + simultaneously Relation 2 + later Relation 3 may indicate illegal fishing.

  • Relation 1: A vessel is in a fishing area
  • Relation 2: The vessel is slow
  • Relation 3: The vessel meets up with another vessel
Can indicate illegal fishing.

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Johan Friede
Marketing & Sales

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