The Gunfire Locator: sensor uses patented, frequency domain signal processing on characteristic acoustic signals to determine the range, direction and elevation to the source of hostile gunfire.
In response to the incoming fire it rapidly provides users with accurate target data for a more effective response with information of direction, distance and elevation. The first in a family of Gunfire Locators, the Rifle Mounted Gunfire Locator unit is currently in theatre for evaluation and the units are in production.is a group of specialist businesses designing, manufacturing and supporting electromechanical systems, sub-systems, products and components for defence, security, aerospace and transport applications worldwide.
Proven effective against direct fire from 5.56mm, 7.62mm (short), 7.62mm (long) and 12.7mm infantry weapons nominal accuracy +/- 5° in azimuth and elevation and 15% in range greater than 90% probability of correct detection and localisationminiaturised 3 axis inertial tracking system for continuous movement compensation detection range of 30m to 1200m robust to false alarms and outgoing friendly fire 160 x 128 pixel OLED display, 29mm x 23mm active size with adjustable brightness target position updated ten times a second for seamless display motion water proof weight 500g (1lbs) including batteries up to 7 hour battery life.
The Gunfire Locator sensor uses patented, frequency domain signal processing on characteristic acoustic signals to determine the range, direction and elevation to the source of hostile gunfire. An advanced algorithm isolates the fire position in the complex battlefield environment and minimises false alarms. Target data is intuitively displayed on the screen and using an inertial compensation system, it is continually updated to track rifle movement. The process culminates with the display and rifle pointing directly at the target. The Rifle Mounted Gunfire Locator (RMGL) system includes:-a modular design, compatible with infantry type weapons and easily integrated with the soldier as a system: