Meeting the challenge of future submarine control
Through close collaboration with major shipbuilders and integrators, we provide world-class autopilot algorithms and software for submarines and have developed a unique capability in the specification, design and implementation of submarine autopilots and hover systems, supported by our advanced modelling capabilities to simulate whole-boat performance.
Furthermore, based on our solid reputation for innovation and technological advancements within the submarine industry, we have created Full Authority Submarine Control (FASC) – a new concept in submarine control. FASC is Stirling’s next generation submarine control product, combining previously distinct submarine control tasks into one automated system that provides several compelling benefits to helmsman operation and designers.
Due to its open architecture, the FASC system can be easily integrated to either replace legacy hardware or included in a new design. FASC also offers benefits both for operators of large submarines and small submersible vehicles.
Key Features and Benefits of FASC
The Future of Submarine Control
In the future, submarine platform design will require systems that improve performance in terms of stealth and increased mobility, while providing operational autonomy and reducing operator workload and operational costs. To improve the capabilities of future submarines for new roles and missions, we developed the Full Authority Submarine Control (FASC) product.