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.
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 Navy’s surface and submarine fleets.
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
Cortex is a lightweight platform for delivering heavyweight mission system capability across multiple operational domains. Cortex is an open architecture platform that provides a number of key benefits.
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
Heavy weight Mission System
Integration, Support & Customised Development
Professional services comprise both integration services for the Acacia products, in-life support for these products as well as customised development.
Acacia has a long track record of delivering bespoke consulting and programming services.
A selection of these projects are summarised: