- Anti Submarine Warfare – ASW
FTAS – Fast Time Analyzer System
The Fast Time Analyzer System (FTAS) system allows Fast Post-mission acoustic signal analysis supporting the Antisubmarine Warfare Missions (ASW).
For post-mission and Intelligence purposes, the FTAS system reproduces and processes (according with the STANAG 4283) at different velocities all acoustic signals from the sonobuoys launched during the ASW mission.
The FTAS system provides processing, post-processing, help tools and graphic presentation allowing:
- Confirmation of those detections obtained by the Sonobuoy Processing Acoustic System (SPAS) during the ASW mission.
- Detection of possible contacts that might have gone unnoticed to the operator during the ASW mission.
- Save such acoustic contacts on digital format so that an Acoustic Intelligence Database (ACINT) can be created to be used on future ASW missions.
The FTAS system has been designed as scalable system allowing the inclusion of future processing of new sonobuoys and reducing the need to modify hardware in the system if additional capabilities are considered in the system.
In addition, its modular design allows it being transportable and deployable when supporting ASW operations that require the system to be moved from the operations base.