Smith Myers' ARTEMIS is an award-winning cellular handset identification & geolocation system developed specifically for the challenging environment of Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations to find people faster saving lives and money.
ARTEMIS turns any mobile phone into a rescue beacon, only requiring two small antennas to generate a latitude/longitude fix at ranges up to and even in excess of 30Km, offering a radical and effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors and direction-finding systems.
- Uses 2 proprietary fast and efficient geolocation techniques (not DF)
- Texting and calls in non service areas
- Automatic cueing of EO/IR (Electro -Optical/Infra-Red) cameras
- Deployment as a stand-alone system with embedded mapping or integrated with leading mission system providers
- Making missions in low light/ IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) safer and increasing the odds for a positive outcome
- Available in several SWaP configurations for a wide range of manned/unmanned platforms
- Integrated with a wide range of aircraft and mission systems
ARTEMIS has been designed to accurately locate mobile telephones in the challenging airborne SAR environment using only two small antennas.
Designed to work with any of our hardware options ARTEMIS can detect a phone at extended ranges and provide unique capabilities such as mass-mapping and geofencing to minimise crew workload.
The system is automated, quick and accurate. Leading to more rapid positive outcomes, even in low light/IMC conditions.
We do not use traditional direction finding as it can be slow, inaccurate over long ranges and requires multiple antennas. Instead we use two independent and proprietary geolocation techniques. One based on GPS and the other on the Cellular Protocol. Both techniques are deployed automatically, are quick and highly accurate using just two small antennas.
Stratelo is Smith Myers Australian and New Zealand partner providing local customers with sales, support and training services. Our staff have been involved in mobile cellular systems for many years and we use our experience to ensure our customers get the solution they need for their requirement.
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ARTEMIS is designed to automatically detect and locate cellular handsets at short, medium and long ranges depending on the hardware selected. With our highest power hardware, distances of greater than 30Km are regularly achieved. The hardware packages comprise of proprietary Software Defined Radios (SDR) and Cellular Protocol Stacks designed and developed by Smith Myers and optimized for SAR taskings. Our SDR range of equipment comes in different form-factors for different operational environments, including two separate DO160(G) fully airborne qualified systems for manned aircraft and low SWAP packages for UAS and ROV systems.
Smith Myers’ auto triangulation algorithm and GPS geolocation techniques achieve impressive accuracy and by using two separate geolocation techniques simultaneously, redundancy is offered in situations where one technique may prove to be more accurate than the other. It is also possible for the SAR Team to communicate directly with the handset(s) via SMS and/or voice communications via the simple and intuitive user interface.
ARTEMIS operates without the need for any specialised software on the handset itself. In effect, ARTEMIS looks for the handset and the handset looks for ARTEMIS. Using the system during a disaster situation such as large scale forest fires, ARTEMIS can also map and communicate with fire-fighting/SAR teams on the ground offering full situational awareness.
Integration & Networking
Any number of ARTEMIS systems can be networked together to a central command centre for full situational awareness during disaster situations. Our Training, Software and Systems Integration team are used to supporting systems integrators for the installation, integration (such as automatically steering the EO/IR turret) and management of the ARTEMIS system on a range of different platforms, from manned aircraft to remotely operated ground vehicles. The addition of an ARTEMIS system offers greater utilisation of existing assets, and the possibility of successful missions in conditions of reduced visibility.
Simple and Automated UI
ARTEMIS' simple and intuitive user interface can be displayed on any screen that can host a web browser. Connection can be by LAN or WIFI. The system can be stand alone accessing the supplied internal mapping, or using our standard API integrated with other systems (mission systems/avionics/ cameras/radar) easily carried out by system integrators. For remote operations (UAV) the mapping can be run on the ground control system.
ARTEMIS Hardware Options
ARTEMIS addresses a wide range of crewed and un-crewed aircraft systems with a range of hardware options. From the very low SWaP C-A unit on the left below (just over 500gm) to the larger, more powerful and capable systems on the right. Importantly, all have the same common user interface allowing ARTEMIS users to easily move across aircraft platforms.
“We had a particular mission last week in icing conditions to find missing people in the mountains. While we couldn’t land due to the terrain and weather conditions being so bad, we could pick them up on the mobile phone detection and location system. The coordinates were so accurate that when we handed these over to the team on the ground, they were able to find them in 15 minutes!”
Colonel Tord Aslaksen – Commander RNoAF SAR Helicopter Wing – Norway
Source: Valor Vertical Magazine Spring 2022: https://issues.verticalmag.com/554/766/1745/Valor-Summer-2022/index.html
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