WADER WADER V8.2 Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

A Sonar Range Prediction & Global Ocean Information system designed to enhance situational awareness anywhere in the world

  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
‘WADER is currently the best tool in terms of the widest range of capabilities and functionality. The operators also see it as being the best tool, with the best GUI (Graphical User Interface) and the most comprehensive training program.’
UK MOD Report, 2009

WADER is a comprehensive sonar range prediction and Global Ocean Information System which uses Global environmental data (sea state, water column and bathymetry) together with user-supplied acoustic parameters to generate propagation loss data & calculate sonar performance/probability of detection. Designed for operational users of all abilities, the data is generated in real time and displayed using clear graphics. Correct interpretation of the graphs can provide Command information such as best evasion depth, likely target depths and optimum sonar position. The system is fully range-dependent and the embedded models have been independently verified.

Using WADER

WADER is designed to provide comprehensive capabilities within a user-friendly package. The system shields the new user from the complexities of underwater acoustic range prediction while simultaneously providing the experienced operator with advanced options to perform detailed calculations without significantly increasing the workload or complexity.

The process is rapid, reliable and simple. It is controlled via four main screens (below).

WADER applications include: research, training, EIA, operational sonar performance prediction, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and pre- / post-mission acoustic analysis. For additional uses, see the applications page.

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System Requirements

64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10

Windows settings (above) in addition to VMware & an Intel Processor

1GHz

XGA (1024×768), 32-bit colour. Discrete graphics card required for some 3D features

20GB recommended

18GB required for essential datasets – remainder advised for storage of user files

Min. 8GB of which WADER requires 1GB at runtime
Total RAM requirement subject to other active applications

A Sonar Range Prediction & Global Ocean Information system designed to enhance situational awareness anywhere in the world

  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
‘WADER is currently the best tool in terms of the widest range of capabilities and functionality. The operators also see it as being the best tool, with the best GUI (Graphical User Interface) and the most comprehensive training program.’
UK MOD Report, 2009

WADER is a comprehensive sonar range prediction and Global Ocean Information System which uses Global environmental data (sea state, water column and bathymetry) together with user-supplied acoustic parameters to generate propagation loss data & calculate sonar performance/probability of detection. Designed for operational users of all abilities, the data is generated in real time and displayed using clear graphics. Correct interpretation of the graphs can provide Command information such as best evasion depth, likely target depths and optimum sonar position. The system is fully range-dependent and the embedded models have been independently verified.

Using WADER

WADER is designed to provide comprehensive capabilities within a user-friendly package. The system shields the new user from the complexities of underwater acoustic range prediction while simultaneously providing the experienced operator with advanced options to perform detailed calculations without significantly increasing the workload or complexity.

The process is rapid, reliable and simple. It is controlled via four main screens (below).

WADER applications include: research, training, EIA, operational sonar performance prediction, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and pre- / post-mission acoustic analysis. For additional uses, see the applications page.

A Sonar Range Prediction & Global Ocean Information system designed to enhance situational awareness anywhere in the world

  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
  • Dedicated, independently verified, low & high frequency propagation loss models
  • Fully range dependent
  • 2D, 360 degree tactical probability of detection display
  • 3D seabed & probability of detection rendering
  • High-resolution bathymetry data upload options
  • Multistatic sonar performance prediction
  • Global environmental & sediment databases
  • Reverberation model & reverberation data upload facility
  • Multi-plot function for multiple on-screen calculations
  • Wide variety of oceanographic reference chart types
  • Training sonar database & documentation
  • High-resolution data merge facility
  • Customisable chart overlays
  • Best source depth tool
  • Embedded¬†FOM calculator
  • Stand-alone software – no web connection necessary
  • Upgrade and support¬†available
‘WADER is currently the best tool in terms of the widest range of capabilities and functionality. The operators also see it as being the best tool, with the best GUI (Graphical User Interface) and the most comprehensive training program.’
UK MOD Report, 2009

WADER is a comprehensive sonar range prediction and Global Ocean Information System which uses Global environmental data (sea state, water column and bathymetry) together with user-supplied acoustic parameters to generate propagation loss data & calculate sonar performance/probability of detection. Designed for operational users of all abilities, the data is generated in real time and displayed using clear graphics. Correct interpretation of the graphs can provide Command information such as best evasion depth, likely target depths and optimum sonar position. The system is fully range-dependent and the embedded models have been independently verified.

Using WADER

WADER is designed to provide comprehensive capabilities within a user-friendly package. The system shields the new user from the complexities of underwater acoustic range prediction while simultaneously providing the experienced operator with advanced options to perform detailed calculations without significantly increasing the workload or complexity.

The process is rapid, reliable and simple. It is controlled via four main screens (below).

WADER applications include: research, training, EIA, operational sonar performance prediction, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and pre- / post-mission acoustic analysis. For additional uses, see the applications page.

Main Screen

The Main Screen is the starting point for calculations where users define their area of interest and add detail to the map display. The Main Screen renders the 2D sonar performance radial displays & provides access to 3D DAD.  In addition to the on-screen climatology data readouts, optional overlays include:

  • Sediment data charts
  • Ambient noise & weather data (with 3rd Party Product access)
  • Global ports locations and ocean place names
  • User defined area boundaries

Read More >

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Radial Range Prediction

Distance Measuring Tool

WADER provides both flat plan and vertical slice propagation loss displays. The former are displayed on the Main Screen using colour coded ‘blobby radials’ which are plotted at 15-degree intervals.

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

This new feature allows users to overlay distance markers on their chart, thus enabling the measurement of non detection zones and other features.

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The 3D Dynamic Area Display (3D DAD) allows users to create an interactive 3D model of the seabed at any location.

This model can be augmented with a 3D rendering of probability of detection from the surface to the seabed, maximum range circle and user-defined waypoints.

3D Dynamic Area Display

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Use the MultiPlot tool to aid in task group deployment, particularly if resources are limited.

Calculate probability of detection ranges for multiple platform types, each of which can possess different sonar parameters.

MultiPlot Mode

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Multistatic Acoustic Analysis

Multistatic Grid Editor

The MSA is capable of predicting thousands of different transmitter/receiver position combinations via a 9x9 user-defined grid pattern (up to 81 transmitters and 81 receivers can be activated).

The Multistatic Grid Editor has been updated to make the selection of different transducer patterns easier - this significantly improves the selection experience for tablet users.

The angle of offset and spacing between the transducers can be easily adapted using the controls.

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New to WADER V8.2, the ability to upload your own ESRI Raster Files (ERF). ERF files are particularly well suited to defining bathymetry for small areas such as harbours, ports and rivers.

ESRI Raster File Reader

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WADER allows the user to overlay many different elements over the charts. Below are just a couple of examples METOC data such as ocean fronts, iso bars, pressure and trough can also be overlaid on the charts.

Chart Overlays

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Exercise & Shipping Areas

Port Names

Ocean Fronts

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Main Screen

The Main Screen is the starting point for calculations where users define their area of interest and add detail to the map display. The Main Screen renders the 2D sonar performance radial displays & provides access to 3D DAD.  In addition to the on-screen climatology data readouts, optional overlays include:

  • Sediment data charts
  • Ambient noise & weather data (with 3rd Party Product access)
  • Global ports locations and ocean place names
  • User defined area boundaries

Read More >

OAD ocean acoustic developments wader version 8.2 sonar range prediction and global ocean information system

Radial Range Prediction

Distance Measuring Tool

WADER provides both flat plan and vertical slice propagation loss displays. The former are displayed on the Main Screen using colour coded ‘blobby radials’ which are plotted at 15-degree intervals.

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

This new feature allows users to overlay distance markers on their chart, thus enabling the measurement of non detection zones and other features.

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The 3D Dynamic Area Display (3D DAD) allows users to create an interactive 3D model of the seabed at any location.

This model can be augmented with a 3D rendering of probability of detection from the surface to the seabed, maximum range circle and user-defined waypoints.

3D Dynamic Area Display

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Use the MultiPlot tool to aid in task group deployment, particularly if resources are limited.

Calculate probability of detection ranges for multiple platform types, each of which can possess different sonar parameters.

MultiPlot Mode

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Multistatic Acoustic Analysis

Multistatic Grid Editor

The MSA is capable of predicting thousands of different transmitter/receiver position combinations via a 9x9 user-defined grid pattern (up to 81 transmitters and 81 receivers can be activated).

The Multistatic Grid Editor has been updated to make the selection of different transducer patterns easier - this significantly improves the selection experience for tablet users.

The angle of offset and spacing between the transducers can be easily adapted using the controls.

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New to WADER V8.2, the ability to upload your own ESRI Raster Files (ERF). ERF files are particularly well suited to defining bathymetry for small areas such as harbours, ports and rivers.

ESRI Raster File Reader

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WADER allows the user to overlay many different elements over the charts. Below are just a couple of examples METOC data such as ocean fronts, iso bars, pressure and trough can also be overlaid on the charts.

Chart Overlays

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Exercise & Shipping Areas

Port Names

Ocean Fronts

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Main Screen

The Main Screen is the starting point for calculations where users define their area of interest and add detail to the map display. The Main Screen renders the 2D sonar performance radial displays & provides access to 3D DAD.  In addition to the on-screen climatology data readouts, optional overlays include:

  • Sediment data charts
  • Ambient noise & weather data (with 3rd Party Product access)
  • Global ports locations and ocean place names
  • User defined area boundaries

Read More >

OAD ocean acoustic developments wader version 8.2 sonar range prediction and global ocean information system

Radial Range Prediction

Distance Measuring Tool

WADER provides both flat plan and vertical slice propagation loss displays. The former are displayed on the Main Screen using colour coded ‘blobby radials’ which are plotted at 15-degree intervals.

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

This new feature allows users to overlay distance markers on their chart, thus enabling the measurement of non detection zones and other features.

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The 3D Dynamic Area Display (3D DAD) allows users to create an interactive 3D model of the seabed at any location.

This model can be augmented with a 3D rendering of probability of detection from the surface to the seabed, maximum range circle and user-defined waypoints.

3D Dynamic Area Display

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Use the MultiPlot tool to aid in task group deployment, particularly if resources are limited.

Calculate probability of detection ranges for multiple platform types, each of which can possess different sonar parameters.

MultiPlot Mode

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Multistatic Acoustic Analysis

Multistatic Grid Editor

The MSA is capable of predicting thousands of different transmitter/receiver position combinations via a 9x9 user-defined grid pattern (up to 81 transmitters and 81 receivers can be activated).

The Multistatic Grid Editor has been updated to make the selection of different transducer patterns easier - this significantly improves the selection experience for tablet users.

The angle of offset and spacing between the transducers can be easily adapted using the controls.

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New to WADER V8.2, the ability to upload your own ESRI Raster Files (ERF). ERF files are particularly well suited to defining bathymetry for small areas such as harbours, ports and rivers.

ESRI Raster File Reader

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WADER allows the user to overlay many different elements over the charts. Below are just a couple of examples METOC data such as ocean fronts, iso bars, pressure and trough can also be overlaid on the charts.

Chart Overlays

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Exercise & Shipping Areas

Port Names

Ocean Fronts

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Environment Screen

The Environment Screen allows users to edit both the track and operational environment. Users upload and manage their own (measured) environmental profiles (salinity, SSP) from XBTs using time filters, edit the seabed properties and analyse the sound channel. The data is visualised using the seabed cross-section and profile charts.

High resolution water column profiles can be merged automatically with the track for use in the analysis screen.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

WADER is range dependent and the cross section viewer enables the user to view the temperature, salinity, sound speed, potential density and buoyancy frequency along their track.

Cross Section Viewer

Each dot on the left hand chart represents a user's profile. The profiles along the track have been auto-merged.

Users are able to upload their own profiles in DTSV format onto both the WADER Main Screen and Environment Screen. Once uploaded the user is able to Auto Merge their own profiles with the climatology.

DTSV Automerge

WADER supports up to 102 points within a profile for higher fidelity.

The profile viewer enables the user to compare their own uploaded profiles with the climatology.

Profile viewer

Environment Screen

The Environment Screen allows users to edit both the track and operational environment. Users upload and manage their own (measured) environmental profiles (salinity, SSP) from XBTs using time filters, edit the seabed properties and analyse the sound channel. The data is visualised using the seabed cross-section and profile charts.

High resolution water column profiles can be merged automatically with the track for use in the analysis screen.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

WADER is range dependent and the cross section viewer enables the user to view the temperature, salinity, sound speed, potential density and buoyancy frequency along their track.

Cross Section Viewer

Each dot on the left hand chart represents a user's profile. The profiles along the track have been auto-merged.

Users are able to upload their own profiles in DTSV format onto both the WADER Main Screen and Environment Screen. Once uploaded the user is able to Auto Merge their own profiles with the climatology.

DTSV Automerge

WADER supports up to 102 points within a profile for higher fidelity.

The profile viewer enables the user to compare their own uploaded profiles with the climatology.

Profile viewer

Environment Screen

The Environment Screen allows users to edit both the track and operational environment. Users upload and manage their own (measured) environmental profiles (salinity, SSP) from XBTs using time filters, edit the seabed properties and analyse the sound channel. The data is visualised using the seabed cross-section and profile charts.

High resolution water column profiles can be merged automatically with the track for use in the analysis screen.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Each set of radials can be configured independently in terms of sonar type, frequency, depth and Figure of Merit (FOM).

WADER is range dependent and the cross section viewer enables the user to view the temperature, salinity, sound speed, potential density and buoyancy frequency along their track.

Cross Section Viewer

Each dot on the left hand chart represents a user's profile. The profiles along the track have been auto-merged.

Users are able to upload their own profiles in DTSV format onto both the WADER Main Screen and Environment Screen. Once uploaded the user is able to Auto Merge their own profiles with the climatology.

DTSV Automerge

WADER supports up to 102 points within a profile for higher fidelity.

The profile viewer enables the user to compare their own uploaded profiles with the climatology.

Profile viewer

Analysis Screen

The Analysis Screen is where the user conducts detailed propagation loss analysis. The screen has a probability of detection diagram, propagation loss graphic and ray-trace diagram. Users can also display an EIA chart, best source depth and intensity distribution chart.  In-situ adjustments can be made for (among others) reverberation losses, target/source depths & sonar beam angle.  Parameters for shipping, sea state and ambient noise are accounted for in the embedded FOM calculators.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Analysis Screen

The Analysis Screen is where the user conducts detailed propagation loss analysis. The screen has a probability of detection diagram, propagation loss graphic and ray-trace diagram. Users can also display an EIA chart, best source depth and intensity distribution chart.  In-situ adjustments can be made for (among others) reverberation losses, target/source depths & sonar beam angle.  Parameters for shipping, sea state and ambient noise are accounted for in the embedded FOM calculators.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Analysis Screen

The Analysis Screen is where the user conducts detailed propagation loss analysis. The screen has a probability of detection diagram, propagation loss graphic and ray-trace diagram. Users can also display an EIA chart, best source depth and intensity distribution chart.  In-situ adjustments can be made for (among others) reverberation losses, target/source depths & sonar beam angle.  Parameters for shipping, sea state and ambient noise are accounted for in the embedded FOM calculators.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis
WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Sonar Editor

The sonar editor is where users add their own sonar parameters for use in their range prediction processes. WADER is supplied with a set of fictitious sonars – SPUTS – for training purposes.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Sonar Editor

The sonar editor is where users add their own sonar parameters for use in their range prediction processes. WADER is supplied with a set of fictitious sonars – SPUTS – for training purposes.

Read More >

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

Sonar Editor

The sonar editor is where users add their own sonar parameters for use in their range prediction processes. WADER is supplied with a set of fictitious sonars – SPUTS – for training purposes.

Read More >

New features for WADER V8.2 Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

  • ESRI Raster Format Reader.¬† Enables upload and integration of high resolution bathymetry data to replicate harbour, port and river environments
  • All Fastmap charts updated based on WOA 2018 data at 0.25 degrees
  • New subsurface temperature, salinity and sound speed charts at dozens of depths from 5m to 1000m
  • New ‘Secondary Layer Base’ (SLAB) charts
  • Distance measuring tool
  • Automatic chart data export
  • Higher fidelity zoom options and lat/long specifications for uploading data
  • 3D DAD turbo; ability to calculate 3D probability of detection significantly quicker than previous versions
  • New intensity distribution chart type
  • Refined profile smoothing algorithm
  • Export Main Screen profiles
  • Re-designed Options menu
  • Re-designed MSA Grid Editor
  • Re-designed DTSV tab
  • Graphics improvements ‚Äď line, rendering and fonts aliasing
  • Updated SPUTS documentation
  • New shortcut keys for more rapid use
  • New icons

Subsurface Charts

Our new global subsurface charts allow the user to analyse the changes in temperature, salinity and sound speed at set intervals from depths of 5m to 1000m.

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WADER V8.2 now provides the option to display an Intensity Distribution Graph relative to the entire field (all ranges and depths).

New Intensity Distribution Graph

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The maximum zoom factor for WADER has been increased. Consequently, the lat/long grid will now show degrees, minutes and seconds.

Lat/Long down to the second

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New features for WADER V8.2 Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

  • ESRI Raster Format Reader.¬† Enables upload and integration of high resolution bathymetry data to replicate harbour, port and river environments
  • All Fastmap charts updated based on WOA 2018 data at 0.25 degrees
  • New subsurface temperature, salinity and sound speed charts at dozens of depths from 5m to 1000m
  • New ‘Secondary Layer Base’ (SLAB) charts
  • Distance measuring tool
  • Automatic chart data export
  • Higher fidelity zoom options and lat/long specifications for uploading data
  • 3D DAD turbo; ability to calculate 3D probability of detection significantly quicker than previous versions
  • New intensity distribution chart type
  • Refined profile smoothing algorithm
  • Export Main Screen profiles
  • Re-designed Options menu
  • Re-designed MSA Grid Editor
  • Re-designed DTSV tab
  • Graphics improvements ‚Äď line, rendering and fonts aliasing
  • Updated SPUTS documentation
  • New shortcut keys for more rapid use
  • New icons

Subsurface Charts

Our new global subsurface charts allow the user to analyse the changes in temperature, salinity and sound speed at set intervals from depths of 5m to 1000m.

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WADER V8.2 now provides the option to display an Intensity Distribution Graph relative to the entire field (all ranges and depths).

New Intensity Distribution Graph

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OAD ocean acoustic developments wader version 8.2 sonar range prediction and global ocean information system

The maximum zoom factor for WADER has been increased. Consequently, the lat/long grid will now show degrees, minutes and seconds.

Lat/Long down to the second

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New features for WADER V8.2 Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

  • ESRI Raster Format Reader.¬† Enables upload and integration of high resolution bathymetry data to replicate harbour, port and river environments
  • All Fastmap charts updated based on WOA 2018 data at 0.25 degrees
  • New subsurface temperature, salinity and sound speed charts at dozens of depths from 5m to 1000m
  • New ‘Secondary Layer Base’ (SLAB) charts
  • Distance measuring tool
  • Automatic chart data export
  • Higher fidelity zoom options and lat/long specifications for uploading data
  • 3D DAD turbo; ability to calculate 3D probability of detection significantly quicker than previous versions
  • New intensity distribution chart type
  • Refined profile smoothing algorithm
  • Export Main Screen profiles
  • Re-designed Options menu
  • Re-designed MSA Grid Editor
  • Re-designed DTSV tab
  • Graphics improvements ‚Äď line, rendering and fonts aliasing
  • Updated SPUTS documentation
  • New shortcut keys for more rapid use
  • New icons

Subsurface Charts

Our new global subsurface charts allow the user to analyse the changes in temperature, salinity and sound speed at set intervals from depths of 5m to 1000m.

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WADER V8.2 now provides the option to display an Intensity Distribution Graph relative to the entire field (all ranges and depths).

New Intensity Distribution Graph

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OAD ocean acoustic developments wader version 8.2 sonar range prediction and global ocean information system

The maximum zoom factor for WADER has been increased. Consequently, the lat/long grid will now show degrees, minutes and seconds.

Lat/Long down to the second

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WADER has been developed for almost 30 years and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is the result of OAD’s design effort and substantial feedback from informed users in the military and civilian research communities. With WADER there are no add-ons to purchase or hidden extras – every user has access to every feature of the program immediately. The product is regularly upgraded and upgrades are released as part of our Annual Upgrade Plan.

Brochure

A WADER   brochure is available in English. This document contains additional information about WADER features, additional screen shots and data specifications. Please email us to receive a digital copy.

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

WADER has been developed for almost 30 years and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is the result of OAD’s design effort and substantial feedback from informed users in the military and civilian research communities. With WADER there are no add-ons to purchase or hidden extras – every user has access to every feature of the program immediately. The product is regularly upgraded and upgrades are released as part of our Annual Upgrade Plan.

Brochure

A WADER   brochure is available in English. This document contains additional information about WADER features, additional screen shots and data specifications. Please email us to receive a digital copy.

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

System Requirements

64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10

Windows settings (above) in addition to VMware & an Intel Processor

1GHz

XGA (1024×768), 32-bit colour. Discrete graphics card required for some 3D features

20GB recommended

18GB required for essential datasets – remainder advised for storage of user files

Min. 8GB of which WADER requires 1GB at runtime
Total RAM requirement subject to other active applications

WADER has been developed for almost 30 years and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is the result of OAD’s design effort and substantial feedback from informed users in the military and civilian research communities. With WADER there are no add-ons to purchase or hidden extras – every user has access to every feature of the program immediately. The product is regularly upgraded and upgrades are released as part of our Annual Upgrade Plan.

WADER has been developed for almost 30 years and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) is the result of OAD’s design effort and substantial feedback from informed users in the military and civilian research communities. With WADER there are no add-ons to purchase or hidden extras – every user has access to every feature of the program immediately. The product is regularly upgraded and upgrades are released as part of our Annual Upgrade Plan.

Brochure

A WADER   brochure is available in English. This document contains additional information about WADER features, additional screen shots and data specifications. Please email us to receive a digital copy.

WADER Sonar Range Prediction and Global Ocean Information System for underwater acoustics, sonar range predictions and ocean environment analysis

System Requirements

64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10

Windows settings (above) in addition to VMware & an Intel Processor

1GHz

XGA (1024×768), 32-bit colour. Discrete graphics card required for some 3D features

20GB recommended

18GB required for essential datasets – remainder advised for storage of user files

Min. 8GB of which WADER requires 1GB at runtime
Total RAM requirement subject to other active applications