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.
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, teaching, EIA, operational sonar performance prediction, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), pre- & post-mission acoustic analysis. For additional uses, see the applications page.