Here is an illustration of a typical mission scenario a marine security agency like the Coast Guard can encounter.
Combining high tech surveillance technologies, mMESH™ products, drones and satellite communication technologies, we can bring Coast Guard patrol vessels to the forefront of coastal surveillance. Highly versatile and customizable, our marine surveillance solution can equip vessels with various types of video cameras with high zoom capabilities, low-light lenses, infra-red lenses as well as thermal imaging capabilities. Together with our mMESH™ products, drone technologies, satellite communication products, we can equip Coast Guard with a whole suite of surveillance solution.
1. Coast Guard received intel on a ship suspected of smuggling illegal goods
2. Using long range radar Coast Guard vessels detect the suspected ship. A support helicopter with mMESH™ device and high resolution video camera installed is dispatched to conduct an airborne surveillance of the suspected smuggler ship. Live video feed is transmitted back to main Coast Guard mothership and Flotilla Commander can decide whether a boarding party needs to be dispatched.
3. Once decided, RHIB boarding craft with boarding party is deployed. Boarding Party Team Leader decides that a closer look is required before boarding the smuggler ship. A drone equipped with mMESH™ and video camera is deployed to conduct a close-up inspection of the smuggler vessel. The drone can also function as a relay point between RHIB and Coast Guard vessel.
4. RHIB has a mMESH™ node installed, and each individual boarding party member is equipped with PTC kit. Live video from the drone is sent to Boarding Party Team Leader, who can view the video with his rugged data pad. The video is also relayed to Flotilla Commander via the mMESH™ connection between RHIB, drone or support helicopter.
5. Boarding party boards the suspected smuggler ship and videos captured from the team helmet cameras are transmitted live to the Coast Guard vessel and to shore-base Central Command via satcom. All voice and data can also be transmitted over the mesh network. Because mMESH™ uses COFDM technology, even if the boarding party is belowdeck, the mMESH™ signal will bounce along the walls and find the next mMESH™ node that will act as relay until the signal reaches the RHIB and then onward to mothership. This will allow the Flotilla Commander and Central Command to monitor the operation live from mothership or Central Command.