ECA Group Develops Unmanned Mine Countermeasure Simulator

By Mike Ball / 16 Oct 2016
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ECA Group has announced that its Naval Simulation teams have developed a functional simulator dedicated to Mine Countermeasure (MCM) operations. This simulator integrates the characteristics of subsea drones developed by ECA Group, as well as the knowledge gleaned from operational use of these drones over the last 30 years.

The aim of the UMS (Unmanned MCM Systems) simulator is to compare task performances, such as mine clearance duration or percentage of clearance, between different MCM systems. The UMS simulator is capable of comparing the performances of different MCM systems in a variety of modes of operation, such as amphibious assault, harbor protection, and covert operations.

By using the simulator for their own needs, ECA Group teams can orient the development of their UMIS (Unmanned MCM Information System) towards improving the collective efficiency of teams of drones.

By integrating the UMS Simulator into UMIS, ECA Group can provide a customer with an efficient tool for planning MCM operations, with the capability to choose the right set of drones for a mission and to quickly adjust the mission based on real-world conditions in the mission area such as weather and current.

The ECA Group UMS simulator was developed by the Naval Simulation teams using their experience of tactical simulators and submarine simulators.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact