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.