Acoustic imaging barrier

The BIMAC project proposes to carry out Industrial Research into the concept of acoustic barriers for the protection of marine and coastal infrastructure.

Projet en cours

Porteur du projet Sofresud
Partenaires industriels Ixsea, Ixwaves
Budget 1 767 K€
Cofinanceur publics RAPID DGA - DGCIS Plan
Année de labellisation 2010
Année de cofinancement 2010


It focuses on the issue of vulnerability to underwater attacks of marine or coastal infrastructure such as offshore platforms, ports or boats at anchor; issues which are currently addressed either very little or not at all.

The objective is to introduce the concept of an acoustic barrier for the detection and 3D imaging of an underwater intrusion. The innovative nature of the system comes from the combination of two identical multibeam sonars which use a fully active “Mills Cross” array.