Wavefront Systems

Underwater Sonar: Side-Scan Imaging Sonar & Forward Looking Sonar for Obstacle Avoidance & Navigation

United Kingdom
Wavefront Systems
Underwater Sonar: Side-Scan Imaging Sonar & Forward Looking Sonar for Obstacle Avoidance & Navigation
Camway, West 303, High Street, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JQ United Kingdom Regional offices

Wavefront is a leading developer of state-of-the-art underwater imaging and navigation sonar systems for AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles), ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), USVs (uncrewed surface vessels) and towed platforms.

Our proven side-scan and forward looking sonar solutions are used globally in both civilian and military applications and are ideal for a wide variety of missions requiring the latest in underwater vision capabilities.

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Additionally, Wavefront’s Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar (IDS) is used globally to protect critical national infrastructure, ports and harbours, military operations and ports, private and commercial yachts, commercial vessels and waterside properties against intrusion from divers, swimmer delivery vehicles or unmanned drones.

Underwater Sonar Imaging

Underwater Sonar Imaging

Wavefront specialize in multi-aperture underwater side imaging sonar which can easily be installed on AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles), ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), and towfish systems. SWaP (size, weight and power) optimized for endurance unmanned systems, the Solstice side-scan imaging sonar produces imagery suitable for simultaneous search and classification, and Computer Aided Detection and Classification (CAD/CAC).

Wavefront’s underwater sonar imaging products produce excellent results even in very shallow littoral environments, eliminate noise from multi-path reverberation, and enhance contrast to provide maximum object detection with minimal false alarms.

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Forward Looking Sonar

Forward Looking Sonar

Forward Looking Sonar (FLS) for navigation and collision avoidance of UUV (unmanned underwater vehicles) and USV (unmanned surface vessels) operating in uncharted and hazard-prone waters. The Vigilant FLS can be retrofitted to almost any existing unmanned vessel and is a subsea sonar capable of significantly reducing the risk of groundings and underwater collisions.

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Underwater Security Sonar

Sentinel IDS intruder detection sonar

Wavefront’s intruder detection sonar, Sentinel IDS automatically informs users of potential threats to subsea systems and equipment, without the need for sonar-trained personnel. Both a portable and permanent solution to underwater security, the system uses Wavefront’s unique SInAPS® technology, which combines the detection and tracking capabilities of active and passive sonar, to protect critical maritime infrastructure.

More information: Protection Sonar >


rov sonar for 3D Mapping & SurveyingMapping & Surveying 
Solstice is ideal for creating high-resolution, ultra-detailed maps of the seabed that can be used for environmental monitoring, nautical charts, oil and gas surveying, and more.

Underwater sonar for Mine Counter MeasuresMine Counter-Measures & Port Security
With excellent probability of detection and a low rate of false alarms, Solstice can provide crucial threat detection that keeps ports, maritime facilities and busy waterways safe from explosive devices.

Multibeam sonar for hydrographyHydrography
Solstice can be used to gather high-accuracy hydrographical data even in murky waters, characterising underwater features such as rock formations and obstructions.

UUV Sonar for Site Survey and ArchaeologyArchaeology & Salvage
UUV and AUV side-scan sonar surveys are ideal for surveying cultural heritage sites, shipwrecks, and other objects on the sea floor.

navigation sonarNavigation and Obstacle Avoidance
Our forward looking sonar systems provide USVs, UUVs and AUVs with critical early warning of hazards below the surface, allowing them to navigate with confidence in even the most challenging of waters.

sentinel IDS - Intruder Detection SonarIntruder Detection Sonar (IDS)
Our Sentinel IDS system automatically detects, classifies and tracks subsea threats approaching your protected area or asset, such as a diver, swimmer delivery vehicle or unmanned drone.

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Regional Offices & Locations
Wavefront Systems Limited United Kingdom Camway, West 303, High Street, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JQ Contact Website