Smith Myers teams up with Airborne Technologies and sensor partners on platform integration

June 2, 2022
Partners includes L3Harris WESCAM MX-10, Horizon Technologies BlackFish, and SHOTOVER Systems

BIGGLESWADE, U.K. - Smith Myers has announced that it has partnered with Airborne Technologies to integrate its ARTEMIS SAR (Search and Rescue) geolocation software.

ARTEMIS turns any mobile phone into a rescue beacon, which requires two small antennas to generate a latitude/longitude fix at up to 19 nautical miles (35km), offering an effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors and direction-finding systems. Other features include texting and calls in no service areas; automatic cueing of Electro-Optical/Infra-Red; deployment as a stand-alone with embedded mapping or integrate with leading mission system providers; and making missions in low light/ IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) safer and increasing the odds for a positive outcome.

Airborne Technologies will offer ARTEMIS in an integrated aerial SAR package to also include the L3Harris WESCAM MX-10 EO/IR low-weight imaging system, BlackFish satellite intercept system from Horizon Technologies and SHOTOVER Systems mission software.

Smith Myers is a design, development, manufacture and support of application specific cellular network and handset capabilities company is celebrating 35 years since it was established by a team of UK design engineers.

"ARTEMIS airborne capabilities are available for use on manned rotary and fixed-wing platforms and drones with large and small payloads," explains John Gillespie, Smith Myers Production Manager for 25-years. "Joining forces with Airborne Technologies provides a compelling sensor solution, backed by a fully qualified certification according to EASA standards and an outstanding line up of world-leading sensor and software partners."

ARTEMIS is available in several SWaP configurations for crewed and uncrewed platforms.

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