Produced in a fully-redundant way, the Ship Data Distribution System (SDDS) was formed by two cabinets and data distribution lines that simultaneously perform collocated functions at two separate points of the ship.
This superior design ensures at the highest level the continuity of data feeding to the critical sensors and weapons onboard. The SDDS is the heart of the platform it is used on as it is.
In addition to its significant contribution to safe navigation and operation execution of the platforms, the SDDS can generate dynamic virtual data instead of real sensor data when desired, and this way feed the relevant systems of the ship and create a training environment by means of its Recording, Analysis and Simulation units.
For modern naval combatants, with various functions and by facilitating communication between numerous operating systems onboard, Ship Data Distribution Systems (SDDS) could easily be resembled with nerve systems of human body. While every systems used to operate their own transmission, distribution and interface components in the classical design, today, following technologic and financial advantages have been attained by using modern SDDSs;
• A high level of optimisation and automation
• Very fast data transfer
• Marginalised potential integration implications
• Lower cost for material and manpower.
SDDS is designed to collect and convert a range of navigation and timing data (distance, time, course, speed, depth etc.) from multiple sources and distribute processed and selected information to weapon, ship control and communication systems on differing scale of platforms. Comparing to similar other systems, and besides faster data transfer, SDDS with its open system architecture, is easily convertible for implementation on-board other platforms.
With exceptional qualities, SDDS offers;
• Very fast
• Scalable and flexible solutions for different size surface and sub-surface platforms.
There are three functional members of SDDS family produced for various surface and subsurface platforms:
• SDDS-MİLGEM which has been designed, developed and produced for MİLGEM corvette project.
• SDDS-NTPB which has been designed, developed and produced for New Type Patrol
• Navigation Data Management Center (NDMC) which is being designed and developed for New Type Submarine Project.
In addition, SDDS, not only easily be tailored for all kinds of other naval platforms, but also be expanded to include additional sensors and weapons to satisfy customer requirements. Another advantage of SDDS is the availibility of more simplier versions to be redesigned for merchant
SDDS has been designed to include two identical redundant electronic control cabinets in order to totally substitude each other and data distribution lines to carry out equivalent functions from two different locations simultaneously.
SDDS operates on a real-time operating system and displays the information on several working stations as needed. In addition, Recording, Analysis and Simulation unit (RASU) may provide dynamic virtual data instead of real sensor input to related ship systems for maintenance, exercise and training purposes.
In order to facilitate safe and efficient navigation and operations for naval platforms, SDDS provides the following;
• Collects the high-speed raw data in compliance with interface protocols,
• Prioritizes the data as defined by the user,
• Distributes the data to different servers in requested format and frequency,
• Assigns priority levels to sources for the same kind of information through data control and filtering by the operator,
• Records the data for later control and analysis,
• Offers a highly redundant hardware/software architecture for critical data to be circulated through spare channels in case of an possible emergency situation.