Conference Agenda

MAST Northern Coasts 2019 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thu 5 Sep 2019

13:30 Thu 5 Sep 2019

13:30–15:00

4B: Surface

Radar I

CHAIR: Commodore (ret) André van Koningsbrugge

1. Detecting Drones with Doppler-Technology – in Port Protection of Vessels / Force Protection

  • Mr Morten Siglev
    Head of Marketing
    Weibel Scientific A/S
    Denmark

In August 2017, a civilian low cost drone landed on the UK HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier whilst it was in port. It was a relatively undramatic event with no evil intent. However, in a world where the asymmetric threat is on the rise. The event highlighted a huge challenge to warships all around the globe – how to detect low, slow and small asymmetrical threats in due time to be able to react. The threat is especially prominent in port or when the ship is close to the shore. Where a drone can “sneak in” undetected close to the surface or under the cover of buildings, small islands or other vessels.

The paper will discuss how to utilize radars with a unique CW/FMCW technology to provide the detection capability –at sufficient range that decisive action can be assessed and decided upon, before the threat manifests in a damaging attack.

2. Precision Fires – Utilizing Doppler Technology to Increase the Precision of Naval Guns with Legacy Ammunition & High Tech – Low Footprint Fire Directors Enabling Engagement of Low and Fast Targets

  • Mr Morten Siglev
    Head of Marketing
    Weibel Scientific A/S
    Denmark

The need for precision fire is on the rise – the desire to achieve the desired effect more precise, faster and with less risk of collateral damage. The need to engage small targets calls for increased use of technology that facilitates this. As recent events has shown, naval combat scenarios are not limited when ships are sailing the high seas. Whether it is small patrol vessel or larger front line combat ships, events has shown that increased precision is necessary.

The paper will discuss how to adapt existing Doppler based radar technology already in use wit land forces, as well as recent developed Doppler based technologies enhancing the precision of combat systems on highly advanced large vessels, as well as smaller vessels against a variety of threats are on the rise.

Detection of asymmetrical Threats and Drones for protection of naval ships and land installations

  • Mr. Jesper Tolstrup
    Chief Specialist
    Terma A/S
    Denmark

Since the USS Cole incident in 2000, the threat from asymmetric threats has continued to increase, recently moving from manned physical objects to remotely controlled surface and aerial autonomous threats. This presentation will describe the threats, examine the challenges and describe possible system architectures and required underlaying technology enabling the overall system objective of detecting physically small and highly maneuverable surface and air threats in various environments including: electromagnetically, adverse maritime environment including blue ocean littoral and harbor / coastal environment. The presentation will focus on surveillance radar using modern solid-state technology with advanced digital processing as an essential prerequisite to achieve the necessary operational performances including automatic target classification whilst at the same time reducing the operator workload to confirm identified threats by autonomously adapting automatically to changing environments without increasing the false alarm rate.

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