BIGGLESWADE, UK – 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 lifesaving beacon, which requires two small antennas to generate a latitude/longitude position up to 19 nautical miles (35 km), providing an effective alternative to traditional airborne sensors and tracking systems. direction finding. Other features include texting and calls to unserved areas; electro-optical/infrared automatic tracking; stand-alone deployment with integrated mapping or integration with major mission system vendors; and make missions in low light / IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) conditions safer and increase the chance of a successful outcome.

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

Smith Myers is a design, development, manufacture and support company for application specific cellular networks and handset capabilities celebrating 35 years since its inception 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,” says John Gillespie, production manager for Smith Myers for 25 years. “Playing to our strengths with Airborne Technologies provides a compelling sensor solution, backed by fully qualified certification to EASA standards and an exceptional lineup of world-leading sensor and software partners.”

ARTEMIS is available in several SWaP configurations for manned and unmanned platforms.