New additions to the award-winning SAR line up based mostly on detect and discover options reworking cell phones into location beacons for crewed and uncrewed rotary/VTOL (vertical take-off and touchdown)
and fixed-wing plane throughout weight classes.
The fusion of mobile and AIS sensor information in a single person interface/evaluation software opens the trail to simpler and environment friendly maritime patrol operations while decreasing operator workload
As a part of an unprecedented multi-sector enlargement programme, Smith Myers the UK know-how innovation firm has chosen Farnborough Worldwide Air present 18-22 July 2022 as the worldwide launchpad for main product bulletins timed to coincide with the corporate’s thirty fifth anniversary.
Smith Myers is launching a number of new merchandise in its ARTEMIS vary of kit at Farnborough
this 12 months.
T-A – Totally certified to RTCA DO160 (G), this new addition to the ARTEMIS household affords customers a
merging of cell phone detection, location and communication together with dual-band maritime AIS
and COSPAS SARSAT in a single 4.2Kg unit.
Nathan Herbert, Senior Improvement and Integration Engineer at Smith Myers for twenty-four years says “incorporating all these capabilities right into a single unit was an apparent evolution of the Artemis product vary. The power to instantly detect and find Emergency Place Indicating Radio Beacons and Private Locator Beacons (COSPAS SARSAT) whereas concurrently performing the identical actions with cell phones can be invaluable on Search & Rescue or Catastrophe Reduction Missions. Moreover, the fusion of mobile and AIS sensor information in a single person interface/evaluation software opens the trail to simpler and environment friendly maritime patrol operations while decreasing operator workload”
Overlaying all international mobile frequencies and applied sciences, the T-A matches the spectacular ranges achieved by the sooner ARTEMIS system, figuring out, finding and speaking with cellular handsets at ranges in extra of 30Km.
T-U – Presents precisely the identical mobile functionality because the T-A in a small SWaP 1.4Kg housing. This new system is ideal for medium to giant UAS and can also be totally certified to RTCA DO160 (G) to be used on manned plane. The one I/O makes integration easy and economical and the zero airflow design affords integrators most flexibility. Once more, the T-U covers all international mobile frequencies and applied sciences proving efficient at ranges better than 30Km.
ARTEMIS turns any cell phone right into a rescue beacon, solely requiring two small antennas to generate a latitude/longitude repair at ranges in extra of 30Km , providing a radical and efficient various to conventional airborne sensors and direction-finding methods:
• Texting and calls in no service areas
• Computerized cueing of EO/IR (Electro -Optical/Infra-Crimson)
• Deployment as a stand-alone with embedded mapping or built-in with main mission system suppliers
• Making missions in low gentle/ IMC (Instrument Meteorological Circumstances) safer and growing the percentages for a constructive end result
• Out there in a number of SWaP configurations for manned/unmanned platforms
The Smith Myers group is anticipating the ATERMIS-simulator will show to be of nice curiosity to
delegates and guests to the stand.
The ARTEMIS simulator permits creation of various real-world situations by way of a easy intuitive interface. This consists of creating many simulated mobiles out and in of protection, and simulated 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G cellular networks, all of which behave as they’d in the true world. The gadgets created can simply be dragged onto a worldwide map. When mixed with the ARTEMIS software program the mobiles will be situated simply as they’d in an actual mission. This makes the ARTEMIS simulator excellent for coaching, integration testing and post-facto mission evaluation.
Simon Alford, Senior Software program Engineer who has been with Smith Myers for 18 years, defined:
“Inside Smith Myers we use the simulator extensively to check and refine our personal software program because it offers
the chance to repeatedly ‘fly’ missions with very reasonable outcomes.”
“Utilizing an actual occasion of the ARTEMIS software program working alongside a software program simulator we now have created a robust coaching software that can permit operators to apply and repeat the methods and ways in a classroom setting previous to flying with the stay system. This may be sure that the operator can consider the stay operation as an alternative of worrying in regards to the operation of the Person Interface” Alford added.
Mix the simulator with the built-in flight path creator and the operator and pilot can coordinate
to make sure the lacking particular person is discovered as rapidly and safely as potential.
In conclusion, Andrew Munro, Director at Smith Myers mentioned: “This previous few years has seen an
spectacular uptake within the ARTEMIS product providing throughout SAR purposes by way of valued
integrator companions and direct finish customers. This multi-channel strategy permits us to be
stay versatile and agile in such a dynamic market, the place already we now have turn into
thought to be the trade commonplace”
ARTEMIS has been in lively service saving lives world wide. The worldwide buyer base consists of
deployment with the Royal Norwegian Airforce for Search and Rescue duties with the Leonardo
AW101 SAR Queen, and has obtained many worldwide awards, together with the coveted Royal
Aeronautical Society Silver medal. The present space of curiosity embrace Western and Jap Europe,
North America and the Asia Pacific.