SSC Pacific
 
Ocean Systems 
D74: Ocean Systems Division

Mission

To be the Navy's center of excellence for ocean systems and littoral surveillance and reconnaissance systems and technologies based upon our expertise in the following key areas:

  • Sensors, imaging, and visualization

  • Ocean search, work, and recovery systems

  • Rapid prototyping

  • Manned and unmanned systems

  • Maritime test and evaluation

  • Ocean engineering


Core Capabilities

Our core capabilities include:

  • Rapid prototyping of undersea systems

  • Ocean systems development and limited productions

  • Test and evaluation of components and systems in the laboratory and at sea (surveillance, missiles, unmanned vehicles)

  • Remote sensing

  • Target signature measurements: target and platform characterization at optical (visible and infrared frequencies)

  • Optical systems test and evaluation, test planning, integration, ocean truth, data analysis and signal processing

  • High performance computing and visualization

  • Instructional systems technology


Applications

  • Undersea Search and Reconnaissance: Advanced Unmanned Search System (AUSS) accoustic and electro-optic imaging search systems. Long Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS) unmanned system for mine detection.

  • Underwater Communications: Acoustic Communication Links. Rapidly deployable, small diameter, fiber optic cables supporting underwater communications and data transmissions.

  • Underwater Surveillance: Advanced Deployable System (ADS) -- integrate acoustic sesores, develop deployment techniques, test cables and telemetry systems.

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance: Offboard sensors and unmanned systems. UAV Maritime Integration -- evaluate the maritime and littoral application of UAVs using the San Clemente Island test facility and SSC San Diego's overarching communications background.

  • Ship Self-Defense: Infrared Search and Track (IRS&T) -- passive detection and tracking of low observable targets (missiles, aircraft).

  • Intelligence Collection: Choke Point Surveillance -- develop, test, and install high resolution electro-optical imaging systems. Directed Energy Warfare -- develop, calibrate, and test laser detection and analysis systems.

  • Non-Acoustic Anti-Submarine Warfare: Advanced Sensor Application Program -- develop advanced electro-optical active (LIDAR) and passive (hyperspectral) sensor capability.

  • Visualization/Virtual Environments (VE): Stereographic VEs for prefabrication design, geographic flyovers, predictive sensor/system coverages, virtual characters and scenarios. 3D sensor displays -- graphical modeling, animation, rendering, and composition. High quality video -- recording, editing, playback, and real-time texture-mapping on 3D objects.

Facilities

Our facilities include the following:

  • Visualization, Image Processing, and Virtual Enviroment (VIPER) Laboratory

  • San Clemente Island

  • Transducer Evaluation Center (TRANSDEC)

  • USS Dolphin AGSS 555

  • Dive locker

  • Electro-optical test and development laboratories

  • Test platforms


D74 Contact Information

For more information, please contact the following:

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Updated: 2/2/2011 7:23 PM EST   Published (1.0)