MATRICS An innovative system for maritime safety and security
Traffic density, the number and diversity of threats (smuggling, pollution, illegal immigration…) and the multiplicity of players make countries’ maritime safety and security missions increasingly difficult. As legacy systems have limited capabilities, new solutions are necessary.
MATRICS is an innovative, scalable and affordable solution providing permanent maritime traffic surveillance up to EEZ, with advanced threat assessment capabilities. MATRICS is based on DCNS’ relevant experience in complex naval information systems and data fusion algorithms.
New threats, new challenge, your solution MATRICS
MATRICS is based on French and European R&T contracts led by DCNS. As such, MATRICS is fully compliant with the future definition of the European sea border surveillance system.
The MATRICS solution was chosen in 2009 by the French Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (CROSS) for Search and Rescue missions (Marylin project)
Access to global maritime intelligence
MATRICS is connected to existing databases in order to fully exploit all the necessary maritime information. However it also integrates data from the environmental context: legislation, weather, bathymetry, cartography
MATRICS provides immediate access to a ship’s complete history with permanent updating to improve the understanding and surveillance of maritime traffic.
Automatic detection of possible threats
MATRICS is the only proven solution providing innovative capabilities for automatic ship behaviour analysis and 24 hour a day alert systems.
Threat identification and action
Every suspect behaviour alert is automatically logged and recorded in the MATRICS data base. The most complex alerts are transmitted to operators who can classify the threat using a unique support tool set developed by DCNS.
In a crisis situation, MATRICS accelerates the decision-making process by submitting potential intervention plans to the competent authorities.
In addition, MATRICS offers dedicated tools and models for search and rescue missions (IAMSAR standard compliance)
From local surveillance to EEZ limits and beyond
MATRICS integrates existing infrastructure and sensors and reinforces coverage by adding new on-board or shore-based sensors and naval capabilities to provide maximum and permanent surveillance, from local coastal zones to EEZ or open sea.
MATRICS uses multi sensor data collection to generate a picture of maritime traffic and shares this information among an infinite number of operators through a high data flow and secured network. MATRICS can be connected with other systems to extend maritime situational awareness to several countries.
- System architectureAIS, GPS, Radars, Radios, sensors, cameras, satellites
- Interaction with others information systems External databases: traffic 2000, black list ships, etc.
- _Weather forecasts
- Extended connectivity and fully interoperableCombat System POLARIS, installed on-board of OPV L’Adroit
- _Communication systems
- Elements of maritime Surveillance and interventionOn the ground : surveillance centres, radars
- _At sea : L’Adroit OPV, USV, RHIB
- _In the air : surveillance plane, UAV