Plavnik Integrated SCADA Control System for Water Area and Perimeter Lines

Integrated SCADA Control System for Water Area and Perimeter Lines (ISCS for WAPL) of coastal and shelf-based objects is designed for fusion and correlation of detected targets parameters collected via various channels specialising in scanning of corresponding physical fields of detected targets. ISCS for WAPL has an embedded OPC-client for data exchange with object automation control systems used for operation of underwater vehicles and small-sized vessels, which in turn are assumed to generate emissions outside and change of objects external fields.

SW architecture ensures separation of special dedicated server part of operator’s AWS as an individual unit.

ISCS for WAPL configuration comprises operator’s AWS and external devices interface controller.

To provide surface surveillance, ISCS for WAPL ensures integration with Plavnik Radar-Thermal Imaging System (RTIS) via several channels, as well as integration with Amulet Hydroacoustic Systems. Thermal imaging channel can be changed for external video camera.

ISCS for WAPL ensures:

  • correlation of targets detected simultaneously in area and perimeter protection hydroacoustic channels (ha/ch), thermal imaging channel (t/ch) and radar channel (r/ch):
    • r/ch – t/ch;
    • ha/ch – r/ch;
    • ha/ch – t/ch;
  • application of thermal imaging channel for targets detected in ha/ch or r/ch.

PLAVNIK Radar-Thermal Imaging System

Plavnik Radar-Thermal Imaging System (RTIS) is designed for detection and tracking of moving ships via radar channel, as well as targets identification in limited visibility conditions using thermal imaging channel.

The system ensures automated tracking of detected moving targets and automated scanning of the target detected in radar channel via thermal imaging channel.

RTIS is powered by conventional mains 220 V 50 Hz and solar batteries via portable rugged power module.

Thermal imaging channel

Thermal imaging channel (thermal imaging device mounted on a rotator) serves for thermal scanning guided by radar channel or other sources of target detection and identification. Thermal imaging channel also operates independently and ensures target detection in directions defined by operator or by automatic scanning software application.

Main specifications

Radar channel

Operating frequency range 2300–2450 MHz
Average emission power not more than 100 mW
Operating sector range (instrumented range) not less than 3000 m
Minimum target detection range not more than 20 m
Operating sector width not less than 90 deg.
Antenna beam width by elevation angle not less than 23 deg.
Maximum target detection range:
for person (RCS 0.5 sq. m) not less than 2000 m
for ship (RCS 3 sq. m) not less than 3000 m
Range resolution not more than 6 m
Radial velocity resolution not more than 0.6 km/h
Radial velocity range of detected objects not less than 0.72–150 km/h
Object range determination accuracy not less than 1 m
Object azimuth determination accuracy not less than 0.5 deg.
Maximum number of simultaneously computed tracks of detected targets not less than 100
Output data update rate (track data) not less than 12 Hz
Target track detection time not more than 3 s
External interfaces RS-485, Ethernet
Operated temperature range –40 ÷ +60 °С
Dimensions not more than 360х360х150 mm
Weight not more than 3 kg
Nominal value of power supply voltage 10–36 V
Power consumption not more than 10 W
MTBF not less than 60 000 h
Types of detected targets land/water surface, animal, person, group of persons, transport vehicle, jet ski, boat, ship

Thermal imaging channel

IR spectrum range 8–14 µm
Matrix resolution not less than 384х288 pixels
Temperature sensitivity less than 100 mK
External interfaces RS-485 supporting PELCO-D/PELCO-P protocols
Image transmission analog video, PAL
Ship detection not less than 4500 m
Person detection not less than 3500 m
Person identification not less than 1100 m

Special features

  • The system ensures multi-layered indicator image generation on the operator’s AWS that provides possibility to use electronic charts of various formats as base layers, namely both raster and vector.
  • Plavnik RTIS operates with minimal emission power within the frequency ranges that do not require any special clearances of regulating authorities.
  • Specified data security systems are delivered according to customer’s special order specifications.