TRAINING

COURSES

Tailored to your Requirements

TRAINING COURSES

Tailored to your Requirements

OAD offer WADER training courses for all levels of ability

Sonar Range Prediction is a complex process which requires a multitude of data inputs from many sources. Whilst we make every effort to produce a user friendly system, training is advisable to make the most of the software as quickly as possible. OAD provides training courses in both Underwater Acoustics and the use of our proprietary software using highly experienced, military-trained instructors.

The SPUTS database (Sonar Parameters for Unclassified Training) is used exstensively for training courses. SPUTs are a set of fictitious yet realistic sonar parameters which are designed to simulate the operational behaviour of most military sonars without the need to use real, classified sonar parameters.

The following information below outlines our most common courses, however the course content can be modified as required so do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific training requirements.

OAD WADER Training Courses
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OAD offer WADER training courses for all levels of ability

Sonar Range Prediction is a complex process which requires a multitude of data inputs from many sources. Whilst we make every effort to produce a user friendly system, training is advisable to make the most of the software as quickly as possible. OAD provides training courses in both Underwater Acoustics and the use of our proprietary software using highly experienced, military-trained instructors.

The SPUTS database (Sonar Parameters for Unclassified Training) is used exstensively for training courses. SPUTs are a set of fictitious yet realistic sonar parameters which are designed to simulate the operational behaviour of most military sonars without the need to use real, classified sonar parameters.

The following information below outlines our most common courses, however the course content can be modified as required so do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific training requirements.

Foundation Course

Aim:

To provide the student with a thorough basic understanding of the principles, techniques and methodology involved in military sonar performance assessment and range prediction.

Modules include:

Oceanography, underwater acoustics, noise sources, propagation loss (with respect to modelling), propagation loss models, range prediction and data representation.

WADER Operator Course

Aim:

To provide the student with a thorough basic knowledge of the use of the WADER program to produce:

  • Environmental briefings
  • General sonar performance assessment
  • Specific sonar range prediction

Modules include:

System overview, sonar editor, main screen, environment screen, analysis screen and briefings.

This course can be extended to include more complex scenarios with full command briefs

WADER Technician Course

Aim:

To provide the student with an extended knowledge of WADER functionality including system administration and maintenance.

Modules include:

Acoustics, sonar files, import/export formats, installation procedures, system maintenance and configuration files.

All Courses include:

  • Highly experienced instructors with many years’ experience in operational underwater acoustics and tactical oceanography ‚Äď most are ex-UKRN Officers
  • Loan of appropriate software for the duration of the course
  • Locations convenient to the customer
  • A personal copy of the SPUTS course book for each participant
  • A course coordinator as a single point of contact
  • A¬†student¬†certificate¬†on¬†successful¬†completion¬†of¬†the¬†course

Foundation Course

Aim:

To provide the student with a thorough basic understanding of the principles, techniques and methodology involved in military sonar performance assessment and range prediction.

Modules include:

Oceanography, underwater acoustics, noise sources, propagation loss (with respect to modelling), propagation loss models, range prediction and data representation.

WADER Operator Course

Aim:

To provide the student with a thorough basic knowledge of the use of the WADER program to produce:

  • Environmental briefings
  • General sonar performance assessment
  • Specific sonar range prediction

Modules include:

System overview, sonar editor, main screen, environment screen, analysis screen and briefings.

This course can be extended to include more complex scenarios with full command briefs

WADER Technician Course

Aim:

To provide the student with an extended knowledge of WADER functionality including system administration and maintenance.

Modules include:

Acoustics, sonar files, import/export formats, installation procedures, system maintenance and configuration files.

All Courses include:

  • Highly experienced instructors with many years’ experience in operational underwater acoustics and tactical oceanography ‚Äď most are ex-UKRN Officers
  • Loan of appropriate software for the duration of the course
  • Locations convenient to the customer
  • A personal copy of the SPUTS course book for each participant
  • A course coordinator as a single point of contact
  • A¬†student¬†certificate¬†on¬†successful¬†completion¬†of¬†the¬†course
OAD WADER Training Courses
> Request a Course