Products & Services

Acacia’s products have been designed and tested in demanding Australian and international operational environments including submarines, surface warships, unmanned systems and maritime safety aircraft.

Acacia’s defence focus and research background deliver deep insights, supporting our ability to deliver defence requirements through emerging technologies.

 

A focus on Making Data Meaningful is reflected in our various mission system, sensor optimisation and data analytics product offerings. Acacia’s ongoing investment in R&D remains a key focus and differentiator for the company.

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Advanced Sensor Tracker

The Acacia Onyx Advanced Sensor Tracking Optimisation System is a world class multi-sensor data fusion capability that supports the fusion of sensor data across the active and passive sonar domains (broadband and narrowband) to significantly enhance the detection and tracking performance of legacy sonar and tactical systems. Onyx is sensor-agnostic, capable of fusing ESM, radar and optronic as well as sonar raw detection data.

Onyx provides for the automatic detection and tracking of submarine and surface acoustic contacts in quiet and cluttered environments with very low false alarm rates. The software integrates sophisticated data association techniques and tracking algorithms, applying spatial and temporal filtering to reduce operator cognitive workload and significantly enhance sensor and tactical system legacy performance.

Onyx is currently deployed in the Australian Air Warfare Destroyers and has been licensed for export to allied Navies’ surface and submarine fleets.

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Cross Platform Fusion

Onyx Force integrates Onyx across multiple platforms, fusing their respective raw pre-track sensor data to deliver increased detection range, reduced time to solution and increased overall defence capability of the ASW screen.

Onyx Force supports multiple acoustic and other sensors on multiple platforms with a common data fusion node that delivers an aggregated, enhanced, common, multiple-contact tactical picture.

Multi static algorithmic principles combined with sophisticated data association and pre-track data fusion multiplies the ASW performance of individual and Force ASW assets.

Mission Records & Data Management System

The Reflex data management system provides the ability to capture and visualise all elements of the mission data.

All mission data elements:

  • Multiple sensor data collection
  • Post operational analysis capability
  • Command annotation/insights
  • Data archiving and security management.

An upgraded version of Reflex is being re-deployed aboard COLLINS class submarines and has been integrated into an allied Navy’s shore-based submarine combat system simulator pending sea trial.

Mission Management System

Integrating multiple sensors into a cohesive, optimised mission management experience, the Cortex architecture is designed to operate as a work space with single or multiple users. In its Australian Maritime Safety Authority implementation, integration with multiple aircraft sensors and the aircraft mission management ground station enables the rapid dissemination of real-time operational intelligence and the dynamic surveillance mission tasking of operational aircraft.

 

Key benefits of the Cortex platform include:

  • Ability to provide greater mission capability at a compute power of 25% of comparable systems. Provides comparable advantages in platform weight and volume requirements.
  • High robustness – Low level distributed processing and data persistence delivers higher availability where single points of failure will not cause outages.
  • Flexibility – The same core can be easily adapted to multiple mission profiles within domain and across multiple domains.
  • The human machine interface has been optimised for operator control of rapid and complex sensor information flow.
  • Easy integration into multiple sensor suites.

Lightweight Platform for delivering
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Services

Integration, Support & Customised Development

Professional services comprise integration services for Acacia’s products, through-life product support and customised development.

Acacia has a long track record of delivering bespoke consulting and programming services.

Recent examples of professional services projects include:

  • Development of an underwater acoustic vulnerability analysis and visualisation system.
  • Trade studies supporting future capability enhancement of the Future Submarine and Hunter Class Frigate Projects through emerging technology.
  • Design and production of an Imaging Laser Radar controller.
  • Future technology and concept consulting in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to Command decision analytics for future combat systems.
  • Multistatics applied to data fusion of multiple sensors to enhance Detection, Classification and Localisation capability of an Unmanned Surface Vessel system.