For many years, the Integrated Sensor Underwater System (ISUS) of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK with its modular and scalable sensor-to-shooter architecture has been setting standards amongst sonar and combat management systems for conventional submarines.
Today’s SONARTECH ATLAS Pty Ltd has several roots. Established in 1987 by former employees of the Australian Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) as Sonartech, the company now has a unique stock of know-how in the field of intercept sonars and passive ranging methods. The first product to manifest this knowledge was PIPRS (Ping Intercept Passive Ranging Sonar).
The current product portfolio of SONARTECH ATLAS includes numerous software and hardware solutions for a diversity of tasks in the naval sector. This ranges from economical and compact systems for sonobuoy processing, i.e. the evaluation of the acoustic data transmitted by VHF from sonobuoys, through a combat management system for midget submarines, up to the globally successful IDRS (Intercept Detection and Ranging Sonar). This intercept sonar is able to detect, locate and analyse enemy sonar signals and also determine the range of the signal source. The mathematics underlying such computations may appear to be relatively straightforward, but the accuracy needed in measuring the time differences at sea call for an extremely high degree of precision throughout the signal chain, also with regard to the sensors used. The performance capability achieved by IDRS forms the basis for its worldwide deployment with many navies.