The activity of the Department of Marine Electronics Systems begun in 1955, with the creation of the Department of Radio Navigation by Professor Zenon Jagodziński who became its head. The fields of department research and education covered the marine and aeronautical radionavigation systems, including the hydroacoustic equipment. Over the years, radio navigational topics were gradually marginalized, that lead - in 1969 – to the change of the name into the Department of Hydroacoustics and Electrophony. In 1982 the department was splitted into the Department of Hydroacoustics and the Department of Sound Engineering that has reflected the de facto autonomy of the staff of both teams as well as of their research subjects. These departments were reintegrated again in 1990 adopting the name of the Department of Acoustics. The current Departments of Multimedia Systems and of Geoinformatic Systems were spinned off from the Department of Acoustics in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and in 2003 the name was changed to the present one, with simultaneous broadening of the research topics and enriching the teaching profile.
The Department of Marine Electronics Systems leads the teaching specialty of the Real-Time Systems in the field of study of Electronics and Telecommunications.
The students of the specialty gain knowledge and engineering skills in the architecture and design of computer and microprocessor systems operating in the real-time, digital signal processing, transmission and visualization of data.
Particular emphasis is put on practical applications of systems in hydroacoustics, radiolocation, navigation and ultrasonic technology.
It is done, inter alia, in the open-air laboratory classes conducted in the Hydroacoustic Research Station on the Wdzydze lake, where students learn about the functioning of the systems in the real-life conditions.
The main scientific specialty of the Department of Marine Electronics Systems is hydroacoustics, in particular hydroacoustic systems, ultrasonic transducers, hydroacoustic antennas and the propagation of acoustic waves in the sea and inland waters.
Research in the field of theoretical acoustics, signal processing and ultrasonic technology are also carried out.
The academic and technical staff of the Department has a strong, long-term experience in building hydroacoustic systems, ranging from analysis and design, and ending with the complete performance of utility models, prototypes and small series production.
any hydroacoustic systems have been implemented and are successfully used on ships, helicopters and aircraft of the Navy at ports and inland waterways.
A high-quality of the realized systems is proved by the concession for the construction of military equipment granted to the Chair as well as the ISO 9001:2000 and the NATO AQAP 2110:2003 certificates.