Integration of the ARF53 RF modem in the pop-up target system
The pop-up target system designed by STERELA is used for the training, instruction and assessment of military personnel.
The system is able to present the target in one of three different ways: a friendly face, an enemy face or a hidden position. It can also be used with optional additions such as infrared detectors, thermal units, etc.
The PCI100 pop-up target system can either be used alone, or remotely operated manually using the MSR100 remote control system. When operated remotely the PCI100 has five possible modes: fixed, manual, automatic, manual timed and random timed.
ADEUNIS RF added value
It is the radio component in this remote control system (MSR100) and in each individual target holder that was developed by ADEUNIS RF : the ARF53 modem in PCBA.
The ARF53 enables two-way, long-distance wireless data transmission allows the instructor or exercise leader to activate the target on demand, and to receive exercise data in real time via the radio connection
(e.g. number of hits).
All target holder functions are controlled via the two-way radio connection : ignition/extinction of thermal unit, configuration of impact sensor sensitivity, lifting duration and operating mode configuration.
When the target holder is aimed at and hit, the impact is detected by integrated piezoelectric sensors; this information is then sent by the radio connection to the remote control system. The remote control then stores all information collected during the exercise (number of impacts, firer’s reaction time, etc.); this information can also be consulted on a PC or a STERELA console.
The firing instructor is then able to make immediate use of the results to evaluate, encourage and motivate his troops.
STERELA chose the ADEUNIS RF radio modem both for its extremely high technical performance and its economic viability compared to its competitors (lower energy consumption, excellent comparative quality/price ratio).