PointShield™ is a Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system for protection of vessels at anchor and ships at berth against underwater threats.
The PointShield™ is also suitable for fixed installations where limited area needs to be covered. Sites that may be secured using the PointShield™ include Nuclear Power Facilities, Underwater Pipelines and Cables, Naval Bases piers, Ports, Oil & Gas Terminals, Offshore Platforms and Canals.
The PointShield™ is lightweight, compact and portable to allow rapid deployment and retrieval. Nevertheless, the PointShield™ is robust and can withstand rough waters and long-term continuous underwater operation, making it ideal for permanent installations as well.
The PointShield™ PDDS supports fully automatic operation – from detection, through tracking to classification and alert – and thus eliminating the need for a well-trained sonar operator. Its advanced signal processing algorithms ensure the desired combination of very high Probability of Detection (PD) with very low False Alarm Rate (FAR).
The system supports detection of all types of underwater threats including Divers using Rebreathing Apparatus, Scuba Divers, and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). It provides Omni-Directional (360°) coverage, creating a security sphere that surrounds the protected object from all sides and covers the entire relevant water column.
The PointShield™ is in operational use by customers around the world and was successfully tested by navies, coast guards, energy companies and VIPs in both cold and warm waters.