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The Mexican Navy is developing a training system for Sonar Systems

An interdisciplinary group of the Department of Research and Technological Development (UNINDETEC) of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) has successfully developed a training system for sonar systems called SESONAR, which has already been delivered to the naval command as a one hundred percent completed project to be operated immediately.

SESONAR was developed at the facilities of the Antón Lizardo Marine Park in Veracruz, where marine engineers were working to consolidate a line of research in underwater acoustics, SEMAR said. The Secretariat stated that this is a milestone in the development of its own technology at this facility as it is a system that will allow naval personnel to be trained in the management of the underwater detection technologies developed at UNINDETEC, as well as their abilities on board Strengthen surface units.

During the design and construction, the research lines developed as part of the Sonar Maritime Surveillance System (SIVISO) project, completed in 2018, to enable the ships of the Mexican Navy to detect objects underneath were used from the surface of the sea Sea, which covers the three areas of responsibility that correspond to this institution: the sea, the air and the land.

The Navy stated that this project was possible with the work of scientific research, technological development and innovation of skilled personnel in the fields of marine science, mechanics and electronics, which resulted in four products that strengthen the UNINDETEC Underwater Acoustics Laboratory:

1.- Development and construction of a laboratory-scale sonar to use different sources of noise in an underwater environment in real time.

2.- Database module with which synthetic acoustic signatures can be created and stored, as well as oceanographic data such as ship sounds and marine fauna.

3.- Graphics and hearing training platform, connected to the laboratory-scale sonar and the database module for simulating real marine environments.

4.- Implementation of mathematical models of sound propagation in water.

Thanks to its detection capabilities, this system is a fundamental element in training the crews of Mexican naval vessels performing rule of law maintenance at sea, SEMAR said. (Jorge Alejandro Medelln)

Photographs: SEMAR

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