Sigma - Model S6 - Small Target Surveillance System
Rutter’s sigma S6 technology promotes vessel productivity by improving the detection and tracking of small and nearly hidden targets that can foul towed arrays, including birds, buoys, diverters, and streamers. Processing the full dynamic range of the reflected radar pulse, Rutter’s STS System detects small and low profile objects such as ice, wooden buoys, fishing gear and floating debris that can foul seismic streamers and acoustic sensors in tow. When it comes to maximizing vessel productivity, interference to operations can be costly. In fact, even small and valueless objects can drastically affect productivity, vessel uptime, and ultimately, return on investment. Which is precisely why Rutter's sigma S6 Small Target Sureveillance (STS) System was designed. With improved detection and tracking, Rutter keeps yours operations moving in the right direction.
The System detects these objects with higher reliability than standard marine radars and displays them in near photo quality imagery. For seismic vessels seeking to avoid equipment damage and costly delays in data acquisition, Rutter’s STS System is an effective and cost efficient downtime prevention solution.
And it will help deliver on the mission by spotting hazards to equipment that can corrupt schedules and drive downtime, operational costs, and repair expenses.
DELIVERING SEISMIC DATA AROUND THE GLOBE
The sigma S6 STS System has proven itself on offshore platforms, support vessels, augmenting hazard detection and notification.
Rutter’s STS System is in use for applications as diverse as detecting birds, scouting for ice, wildlife monitoring, and lost container detection.
Our experience providing solutions for seismic data acquisition operations in warm and cold waters is significant, and we have delivered systems to industry leaders throughout the world, including the Coast of Africa, Greenland, etc.
- Small Target Detection
- Screen Capture and Video Recording
- Tracking Software (Small Targets, up to 500)
- Scan Averaging (64 Scans)
- Motion Compensation
- Multiple Remote Clients
- Cursor Serial Port Output (Used for IR camera input)
- TTM NMEA Serial Port Outputs (For IR camera and ECDIS Inputs)
- sigma S6 Connect
- Coastline Masking
MULTIPLE CLIENT OPTIONS
Rutter’s remote client feature enables multiple remote users to view the display of the master STS System. With adequate LAN/WAN connectivity, STS output can be shared with advance vessels and scout ships to audit the environment ahead of an operational area.
DEDICATED RADAR SYSTEMS
Rutter can supply a dedicated, high-performance radar to support small target detection functionality without impacting navigational requirements. The STS System connects to the Rutter Radar-100S6 radar in a master configuration and enables the operator with full control over this radar.
Features in the sigma S6 System include the ability to support multiple cameras, intelligent selection of best camera views for specific targets and automatic slewing to a target entering a guard/security zone.
These features support quick decision making to address potential threats or interruptions to survey operations.
TRACK MULTIPLE TARGETS
Rutter’s advanced target tracker can monitor and track hundreds of targets simultaneously, ensuring the operator has complete awareness of all activity within range.
MONITOR SLOW AND FAST MOVING TARGETS
Rutter’s Dual Mode Tracker option permits the simultaneous tracking of slower moving targets and faster moving and maneuvering targets.
AIS OVERLAY WITH CLASS A AND B TARGETS
Class A and B AIS target overlay options are available with full information, radar tracks, and target association display. The inclusion of class B targets enables the monitoring of transponders attached to marine hazards and the verification of smaller vessels in an operating area.
Coastline Masks provide automatic masking of land areas using a global coastline database. This prevents land areas from being detected as marine targets and simplifies system operation when working near land.
Sigma S6 CONNECT
Web-enabled interface allows external systems, such as Google Earth Pro and GIS platforms, to integrate with the sigma S6 Small Target Surveillance System to display radar imaging and target information.
- Raw Data Recording
- Dual Mode Plot Extractor (Small Targets)
- SeaBridge - Multiple Client - Low Bandwidth Communication Link
- SeaFusion - Multiple Radar - Single Display
- Note: All models accept standard serial/network inputs from navigational instruments including: AIS, wind anemometer, echo sounder, GPS, and gyrocompass.