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THE MELIAN II COMPUTER SYSTEM

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    MELIAN II is a comprehensive computer system for professionals in underwater
        search and survey. It is a generation beyond anything else on the market today.

 MELIAN II Information & Specifications
 

    Integrated Database provides a simple, unified method of managing all data.
    Platforms and Sensors can be defined in the database to save time in creating plans.
    Search Planning is quick and easy with MELIAN II's clues and probability maps.
    Navigation & Controlling the Search is easy, especially with "hands-off" autopilot.
    Capturing Sonar Data is simple and intuitive, with lots of display options.
    Capturing Magnetometer/Metal Detector Data is also very easy.
    Analyzing Contacts is easy with powerful database recall, filtering, and clustering.
    Planning Investigation/Recovery uses the data you have developed, point and click.
    Replaying the Mission to review all your results and capture more contacts.
    Exchange/Backup of Data is useful to protect your data or share with others.
    Specifications on hardware, software, and interfaces.
 
 

   Pre Search Analysis
The Melian II system was used to analyse historical documents from Spain and England as recorded by the various captains and navigators that were present at the time of wrecking of the 1711 treasure fleet shortly after leaving Havana Harbour in December.
The Santistima Trinidad was the King's ship called an Almiranta, carrying $600 million + of precious treasure from the New World with a minimum of another 83% in smuggled treasure by the wealthy merchants and crew. In the two days before the second hurricane hit  1,973,000 silver coins and some of the smuggled private treasure was salvaged and later reloaded on the 1715 fleet which ran aground on the coast of Florida.

Below is the Mellian II Results


 

       Platforms and Sensors
 

    Once you define a particular platform, you never have to worry about entering the information again. Since a
    platform is defined as the vessel plus a sensor suite, you can define multiple configurations of the same vessel, and
    give them different names.
    Defining a platform lets you control its behavior during automatic search control. In particular, you define the
    turning circle required to keep the sensor safely off the bottom at various speeds.

    You can define an unlimited number of different platform configurations.

     Search Planning
 

    MELIAN II lets you enter multiple targets and multiple clues. You can obtain a probability map for just one target
    or for multiple targets. The MELIAN II probability maps are high-resolution maps. You can use any number of
    clues but the processing gets very slow if you have more than a few clues that are less than 100% confidence.

You can design your own search or
 survey area without using a probability
 map. Or you can use the probability map
 and request MELIAN II to compute an
 optimal search. You can adjust the
 recommended search in any way you
 like. You can change the shape or
 alignment of the search area. You can
 have a square, rectangle or other
 parallelogram. You can align the search
 tracks in any direction you like inside the
 search area.
 

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