Report on the Sensor Integration for Close-Coastal and Port Awareness Trial


  1. Hammond, T.
  2. MacInnis, A.
  3. Lucas, C.
  4. Brookes, D.
  5. Lennartsson, R.
  6. Morén, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
The Sensor Integration for Close-Coastal and Port Awareness (SICCPA) project arrangement (PA), currently pursued actively by Canada and Sweden, has two focus areas: the interaction between above-water and underwater sensor systems, and the interaction between self-reporting systems (like the Automatic Identification System (AIS)) and more traditional sensors (like radar) that do not require the cooperation of ships. Work on the PA started with a trial, which took place in daylight hours between September 29 and October 5th, 2010, in the approaches to Halifax harbour. That trial included radar, AIS, acoustic, electromagnetic, and photographic sensors. These sensors collected data on routine vessel traffic, as well as on three distinct reference craft. Nearly two days worth of data with all systems contributing were collected. The data will allow participants to develop and demonstrate a variety of sensor interaction methods related to the PA’s focus areas. Initial ideas on this are already described here. The trial itself also contributed a number of important lessons, which are also included.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2011-250 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 2012
Number of Pages
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