Maritime Force Protection Technology Demonstration Project Underwater Threats Component Build 1 Trial Plan


  1. Crawford, A.
  2. Crowe, D.V.
  3. Hopkin, D.
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Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
As part of the Maritime Force Protection Technology Demonstration Project (MFP TDP), DRDC Atlantic is investigating technologies for detection and identification of divers or swimmers posing a threat to an asset. A trial is planned as part of that program which includes a month-long deployment of a diver detection sonar (DDS) at CFB Shearwater. The trial has several goals: 1) to gain familiarity with the DDS and other new equipment, such as underwater loud hailers and environmental measurement instruments, 2) to test reacquisition of contacts first tracked by the DDS by a small response craft equipped with high-frequency identification sonar, and 3) to assess DDS performance using an acoustic propagation model with measured local environmental inputs. Divers from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) will participate in the trial, both in deployment/recovery of equipment and in swimming in the sonar field of view to act as targets for the DDS. A small Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), a Slocum Glider, will also participate as both a sonar target and for measurement of environmental parameters. This trial follows on from a series of demonstrations of commercial-off-the-shelf DDS systems held in December 2006 and March 2007 at the same site.

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DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2008-189 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2008
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