The main objective of SMAUG is to improve underwater threat detection in ports and their entrance routes, through an integrated system capable of providing threat analysis data between 3 main elements: port security infrastructure, advanced underwater detection systems and surveillance vessels.
Underwater detection and localization will be performed by four main methods:
1) Acoustic detection, where a series of hydrophones will listen for sounds emitted by small underwater vehicles and will be processed by artificial intelligence methods.
2) Fast sonar hull scanning, used to scan the hulls of ships and perform bottom scanning of the harbor.
3) High resolution sonar inspection, to inspect objects in waters with poor visibility.
4) Collective autonomous localization, where a coordinated set of autonomous underwater vehicles will act cooperatively.