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The abbreviation for Shore Signal Information Processing Segment.
2V2A: In-Service Engineering Agent, Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport, Rhode Island. CCS Mk 2 Block 1C: Raytheon, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. FDS-C Fixed Distributed System-COTS Description: FDS-C is a developmental, Commercial Off-The-Shelf version of the existing FDS system, a long-term, passive acoustic fixed surveillance system. Both consist of a series of arrays deployed on the ocean floor in deep-ocean areas, across straits and other chokepoints, or in strategic shallow-water littoral areas. Both also comprise two components: the Underwater Segment (UWS) that performs the detection, and the Shore Signal and Information Processing Segment.
Fairfax, Virginia; and Advanced Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin. FDS-C Fixed Distributed System-COTS Description: FDS-C is a developmental, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) version of the existing long-term, passive acoustic fixed surveillance FDS system. FDS-C will continue to provide threat location information to tactical forces and contribute to an accurate maritime picture for the Joint Force Commander, and due to its strategic positioning and long lifetime, will provide indication and warning of hostile maritime activity before conflicts begin. Both FDS and FDS-C consist of a series of arrays deployed on the ocean floor in deep-ocean areas, across straits and other chokepoints, or in strategic shallow-water littoral areas. The system is made up of two segments: the Shore Signal and Information Processing Segment.
The outstanding results achieved to date validate the fact that acoustic ASW remains feasible against advanced-capability nuclear and diesel-electric submarines. New fiber-optic technologies, algorithms, and enhanced signal processing are enabling exploitation of weak signals in environments of high background noise and provide timely and accurate detection and track data to tactical assets. BBN is currently teamed with Loral Federal Systems to perform engineering and development services in connection with two U. S. Navy procurements, the Fixed Distributed System Shore Signal and Information Processing Segment.
FDS consists of two subsystems: an Underwater Segment (UWS) and a Shore Signal Information Processing Segment (SSIPS). FDS will augment the existing Sound Ocean Surveillance System (SOSUS) and be compatible with the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System, including Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SUR-TASS) ships.