SOFEX 2016

Measure not predict [SOFEX16D2]

11 May 2016

Microflown AVISA (Hall 1, Stand A121), the Dutch company with a reputation for developing accurate and reliable gunshot and artillery localisation systems, is showcasing several products all based on its core Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensor (AMMS) technology.

Highlights include: the Clip-On Acoustic Pointer for mini-UAVs; the world’s first acoustic UAV payload, which automatically locates artillery and sniper fire positions; and the latest advancements of the combat proven Vehicle Based Gunshot Localisation system (V-AMMS) and the Combat Protection System.

The AMMS is a low size, weight and power system and can be deployed on a variety of platforms, such as unattended ground sensors, vehicles, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. It provides a multi-threat localisation capability, which enables the user to locate small arms fire or rockets, artillery and mortars) with directional accuracy of 1.5°.

The passive AMMS uses acoustic particle velocity instead of sound pressure, to measure the direction of the hostile shooter, rather than predict it. The system cannot be jammed, requires no line of sight (darkness, fog, dust) and also works under adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain.

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