MAST Intelligent Deck Sensory Array
Deck sensors are a small group of strain gauges glued onto the underside of a steel deck and measure minute changes in strain within the deck’s loading. The measurements made by the deck sensor(s) are passed to digital deck sensor processing units which analyse the incoming data and filter out any normal movement or flex caused by the ship’s motion. As a result, they are the most effective way of detecting when a person steps on the deck in a specific position or area. Digital deck sensor processing units have dramatically reduced false alarms.
Deck sensor arrays are installed underneath the deck and are completely invisible when on the deck itself.
For GRP hulls MAST has developed custom sensors which provide reliable intrusion detection whilst remaining invisible when on deck.