Towed Sonar Upgraded with Automatic Target Recognition Software

By Mike Ball / 12 May 2021
KATFISH Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar
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KATFISH Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar

SeeByte has entered into an agreement to integrate the company’s Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) System onto Kraken Robotic Systems’ KATFISH Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). The combined solution will be provided to the Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy to support mine countermeasure (MCM) activities.

KATFISH is a high-speed, actively stabilized towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar vehicle that can be deployed both from traditional manned vessels and unmanned surface vessels (USVs). It delivers real-time high-resolution and high-accuracy sonar imagery, covering larger survey areas in less time compared to legacy systems. The integration of SeeByte’s ATR solution will provide improved real-time target detection and classification, and will reduce post-mission analysis requirements, enabling operators to review greater quantities of high-definition data in less time.

Scott Reed, Chief Technology Officer at SeeByte, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Kraken Robotics to integrate our proven SeeTrack ATR System with Kraken’s KATFISH minehunting solution, for delivery to end customers in the Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy. Our ATR System is designed with flexibility in mind, offering a range of options from embedded ATR to a complete set of tools that fit into the Post Mission Analysis workflow. This integration with the KATFISH will allow Kraken’s naval customers to intuitively work with the output produced by the ATR to support their MCM efforts.”

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