Artwork of the Military Warfighting Experiment (AWE), floor troops of the British Military carried out a set of rigorous trials with the FOOTPRINT system by means of various eventualities. As a part of AWE and below The Defence Science and Expertise Laboratory (DSTL) and the Future Functionality Group, the British troopers examined RAFAEL’s FOOTPRINT system in eventualities simulating fashionable mission necessities, together with between and inside buildings, down into basements in addition to in open areas. As a part of the trial, FOOTPRINT was linked to the CIV-TAK (Civilian Crew Consciousness Equipment) system which permits the troopers to face in quite a lot of websites and conduct operational duties while activated.

Shmuel Olansky, Head of Multi-Area Warfare Directorate at RAFAEL mentioned: “We’re proud to see how UK troopers might use FOOTPRINT to finish their mission and exhibit exactly how this resolution gives a vital edge within the fashionable battlespace. FOOTPRINT will permit larger command to higher direct its troops and assist forestall circumstances of pleasant hearth in a fancy area. We thank the British Military for internet hosting our delegation and demonstrating our system’s sensible purposes.”


Rafael’s Footprint Navigation System

Because of the profitable testing, commanders have been capable of get hold of an correct image of the precise location of every troop with an in depth understanding of the operational scenario. FOOTPRINT is a navigation system designed for dismounted troopers that allows extremely correct, totally dependable, and steady real-time, self-positioning info in GPS-denied environments. The system might be built-in along with any current communication system and contains a particularly environment friendly SWAP (Measurement Weight and Energy) kind issue that features a number of kinds of measurement models which all feed information into the system algorithms.

FOOTPRINT makes use of RAFAEL’s algorithms and information fusion from a number of sensors, to supply correct 3D location for the soldier which permits for optimum situational consciousness and orientation even in essentially the most advanced settings. The system proved its potential to permit troopers to navigate and self-position in conditions the place they’re unable to depend on conventional GPS capabilities. Earlier this yr, the FOOTPRINT navigation system was chosen by the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) for its floor troopers. For the IDF, FOOTPRINT will likely be built-in into the prevailing Battle Administration System (BMS) and soldier communication system to permit the power to disseminate the soldier’s location to larger command.