Sensors and systems

The SECurus system

Long range, high sensitivity multi mission electro optical sensor system

The SECurus system is a unique electro-optical multi mission decision support system, that combines advanced stabilized long range and highly sensitive IR and digital video cameras with a unique electronic chart system (ECS)decision support software. The ECS touch screen overlays information from several sources and offers a set of powerful tools to the operator for monitoring, detection, decision support and documentation.

The long range infrared camera used in the SECurus system is a highly sensitive camera based on an actively cooled Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector with 640 X 512 pixels resolution in 25 pictures per second. The sensor has a typical sensitivity of 18mK which is near the best sensitivity available in the market. This sensitivity is important for long range day and night vision, seeing through smoke and for measuring of relative oil thickness. The IR camera has a powerful zoom lens assembly giving a field of view variation from 21.7 degrees to 1.7 degrees. In addition, there is a 4X digital zoom function. This gives the camera excellent close up capability combined with the powerful zoom that allows detection and identification of small targets at a long distance.

THE SECURUS USER INTERFACE

The SECurus is controlled through a powerful map based decision support system.

The system gives the operator access to a large number of specialized tools to understand the situation, collaborate with other locations, take decisions and document the events.

For vessel mounted application, the SECurus combines motion and position information from the navigation instrumentation on the vessel with its internal orientation sensors to determine the exact position and direction of the cameras in real time. This input allows the stabilization algorithms to ensure that the camera platform is stabilized in 3 dimensions. The result is a stable and readable pictures in all sea conditions. Due to this technology, the system knows the exact geographic position of every pixel in the pictures from both cameras and can project the image onto the map for easy navigation / or object recovery.

System specifications

  • Sensors Sensors
    • Cooled infrared camera sensor, 640 x 512
    • High definition daylight camera
    • 300W Xenon Searchlight
  • Range Range
    • Face in the water : 3 km
    • Canoe 3m x 1 m : 6 km
    • Ship 60m x 30m : 18 km
  • Main features Main features
    • All sensors stabilized in 6 degrees of freedom
    • Rugged sensor system, serviced on site, low life time cost
    • Powerfull features within oil spill management, surveillance and security, search and rescue
Sensors Sensors
  • Cooled infrared camera sensor, 640 x 512
  • High definition daylight camera
  • 300W Xenon Searchlight
Range Range
  • Face in the water : 3 km
  • Canoe 3m x 1 m : 6 km
  • Ship 60m x 30m : 18 km
Main features Main features
  • All sensors stabilized in 6 degrees of freedom
  • Rugged sensor system, serviced on site, low life time cost
  • Powerfull features within oil spill management, surveillance and security, search and rescue

Not a sensor, but a decision support system

The SECurus is used by clients worldwide as a tool to safeguard people, the environment and valuable assets. Monitoring, detection and documentation has never been easier and more cost efficient.

Areas of Operation

  • Detection and Recovery of Oil Detection and Recovery of Oil
    • 24 hours operations independent of light and weather conditions
    • Detection of oil and prediction of drift
    • Thickness and volume estimation
  • Search and Rescue Search and Rescue
    • Automatic search and weather-adaptive search patterns
    • Predict drift and evaluate temperature conditions of personnel in water
    • Lock-on and track retrieved objects, use the searchlight to illuminate
  • Rescue and Towing operation Rescue and Towing operation
    • Detect potential breakdown of equipment, ropes and wires
    • Inspect all parts of the towing equipment with long range IR and normal camera
    • Documentation of operation
  • Fire Fighting Fire Fighting
    • Full visibility independent of smoke, light, and weather conditions
    • Identify source or location of the flames through smoke
    • Identify cooling of hull and superstructure to avoid breakdown and direct FIFI canons effectively
  • Ice monitoring and detection Ice monitoring and detection
    • See ice several kilometers away, independent of light and weather conditions
    • Share information of ice location and movement with vessels in own fleet
    • The Xenon searchlight, the ice-light, enables visual search and detection of ice at night time
  • Surveillance and inspections Surveillance and inspections
    • Detection and long range identification of vessels of all sizes
    • Safe distance observation and detection
    • Recordings for post operation evaluation, legal aspects or training purposes
Detection and Recovery of Oil Detection and Recovery of Oil
  • 24 hours operations independent of light and weather conditions
  • Detection of oil and prediction of drift
  • Thickness and volume estimation
Search and Rescue Search and Rescue
  • Automatic search and weather-adaptive search patterns
  • Predict drift and evaluate temperature conditions of personnel in water
  • Lock-on and track retrieved objects, use the searchlight to illuminate
Rescue and Towing operation Rescue and Towing operation
  • Detect potential breakdown of equipment, ropes and wires
  • Inspect all parts of the towing equipment with long range IR and normal camera
  • Documentation of operation
Fire Fighting Fire Fighting
  • Full visibility independent of smoke, light, and weather conditions
  • Identify source or location of the flames through smoke
  • Identify cooling of hull and superstructure to avoid breakdown and direct FIFI canons effectively
Ice monitoring and detection Ice monitoring and detection
  • See ice several kilometers away, independent of light and weather conditions
  • Share information of ice location and movement with vessels in own fleet
  • The Xenon searchlight, the ice-light, enables visual search and detection of ice at night time
Surveillance and inspections Surveillance and inspections
  • Detection and long range identification of vessels of all sizes
  • Safe distance observation and detection
  • Recordings for post operation evaluation, legal aspects or training purposes

Read more about the area of operation in the SECurus brochure

Vessels, installations and onshore locations

The SECurus system can be installed on a large number of locations, both onshore and offshore. Independent of location, the system gives the user an um

SECurus adapted to a large number of locations

  • Maritime Operations Maritime Operations
    • Oil and gas service vessels: Oil spill response, supply, area preparedness and seismic
    • Police, coast guard, customs and border protection
    • Fishing- , cargo- and transport vessels
  • Offshore Installations and production units Offshore Installations and production units
    • Offshore installations; manned and unmanned
    • Floating production units; FPSO, FSO
    • Wind mill parks
  • Onshore operations Onshore operations
    • Harbours and ports
    • Lakes and waterways
    • Terminals
Maritime Operations Maritime Operations
  • Oil and gas service vessels: Oil spill response, supply, area preparedness and seismic
  • Police, coast guard, customs and border protection
  • Fishing- , cargo- and transport vessels
Offshore Installations and production units Offshore Installations and production units
  • Offshore installations; manned and unmanned
  • Floating production units; FPSO, FSO
  • Wind mill parks
Onshore operations Onshore operations
  • Harbours and ports
  • Lakes and waterways
  • Terminals