NEMESiS JOINT FIRES SYSTEM
NEMESiS is a 3rd generation Joint Fires system that allows the warfighter to generate accurate and precise target information and disseminate the information to a variety of ground based, aerial or maritime platforms.
NEMESiS is a man-portable, modular system that accommodates individual needs in accordance with the tactical tasks. It combines multiple sensors (LRFs, Multiband Video Receivers, UAVs, etc) to enhance the Situational Awareness of the ground personnel and built the required target envelope.
NEMESiS Joint Fires software
The NEMESiS application is the core of the system. It accepts inputs from the individual sensors and plots them on its GIS environment to generate the targeting data. It is built in a modular architecture with the following characteristics:
3D whole earth NASAs GIS module
3D accurate GIS model of the whole earth based on NASAs metrics.
NEMESiS lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging high resolution satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, NEMESiS lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there. NEMESiS GIS module downloads high resolution satellite imagery from commercial or private servers and has the option of importing COTS
mapping products from private databases.
NEMESiS Accepts inputs from Laser Range Finders (LRFs) and plots the target and the shooter location. A target picture is displayed along with the required metrics (coordinates, bearing, range, etc).
The user fills the 9-Line briefing card by simply clicking on the 3D map and defining the target location, other Points of Interest (i.e. Initial Point) and Friendly Forces location.
Manual coordinates input
The user enters the coordinates manually.
Location error nulling module
This innovative feature automatically eliminates the sensors induced errors to less than 2 meters for targets up to 5 miles away. The location error nulling module is a NEMESiS proprietary patent that uses smart techniques to maximize the targeting accuracy.
9-Line generation module
An automated 9-line briefing card is generated upon target acquisition by either a LRF, a video source or a manual entry. The user presses the “Transmit” button to send the 9-line data to aircraft or artillery platforms.
Fratricide prevention module
This feature helps the ground personnel to identify fratricide potential and prevent mishaps.
NEMESiS system Sensors
VECTRONIX Laser Range Finders (all models)
Carl Zeiss TLS-40 LRF
The LRF is used with the NEMESiS Joint Fires suite. LRF is an intelligent combination of a powerful laser rangefinder, integrated GPS, digital magnetic compass (DMC) and digital camera. Unlike diode lasers, the LRF is equipped with a single-pulse laser and is capable of measuring long distances even in poor visibility. Following reconnaissance and rangefinding, the TLS40 uses the internal GPS and digital compass to project the target coordinates into the field of view and on NEMESiS maps. This enables fast reporting or the reliable use of controlled high-angle fire. The device also offers interfaces for external GPS instruments such as PLGR.
An additional, beneficial feature is the integrated digital camera which enables the capture and storage of target images and all relevant information (range, coordinates, etc.). A short audio commentary can be added to each photo for later evaluation.
The main benefits are:
The MVR-IV is a hand-held unit that receives real- time, full-motion video. Designed to work over the L, S and C bands, it provides situational awareness to ground troops from aircraft, UAV, or ground based video sources. The unit is compatible with standard-issue eyepiece and is interfaced to the NEMESiS tablet for video capture, manipulation (John Madden), retransmitting and storage.
It is modular in design, upgradeable for unit specific requirements (to include digital encoding), and works with all legacy video transmission systems. Digital link encryption for all bands is available. Video from the MRV-IV is fused into the NEMESiS Joint Fires system for targeting (click-on-video feature) or for Situational Awareness.
The NEMESiS Blue Force Tracking radio is a GPS transponder that allows you to quickly locate and keep track of your personnel and is a valuable component during military operations, emergency response, or search and rescue missions. The NEMESiS BFT is an all-in-one self contained beacon, with its’ own built-in power source and integrated UHF or VHF and GPS antennas.
Advanced safety features include Automatic "Man-Down", manual alert, critical alert, and proximity alerts are transmitted along with position and status.
Extended battery life includes 24 hour operation with very fast updates, and 7 days of operation with slower update rate.
Secure with All position reports are 128-bit AES encrypted for secure communications.
Critical alerts includes a built-in “Man-Down” sensor along with a manually activated Alert button and a Critical Alert feature allow dispatch and command centers to quickly identify critical situations.
Built-In battery and charger. The NEMESiS BFT 2200mAh battery operates the unit for days, and the unit may be recharged from any 12V DC power source.
An extremely rugged device that uses a “single board” construction with GPS, modem, radio, and processor all secured on one circuit board. The lightweight aluminum housing is crushproof and waterproof.
UHF or VHF radio channels. No public network access is needed. It works even when the cell systems don’t, with no monthly fees
Very fast updates. With up to 20 positions reports every second, you can track in truly real time.
NEMESiS uDL (Airborne) allows fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft that is not equipped with a legacy Tactical Data Link to obtain the Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DaCAS) capability without modification to the aerial platform. NEMESiS uDL is a plug and play modular kneepad.
The uDL (Airborne) caries an integrated Improved Data Modem (IDM) that plugs directly into the platforms existing communications system connectors while at the same time retains the air crew voice comms. The big advantage of the kneepad is that it does not interfere with the aircraft Operational Flight Programs (OFPs). This feature allows every platform to become DaCAS capable without adaptations or modifications to the airplane.
The NEMESiS Airborne uDL receives targeting data directly from the ground based NEMESiS Joint Fires system. The combination of the ground based NEMESiS Joint Fires System with the Airborne kneepad, covers every aspect of the Digitally Aided Close Air Support missions
offering ultimate independency to National Armed Forces and interoperability during international operations. Note: The kneepad can be used as well with ground based (i.e. Artillery), maritime or aerial assets for receiving information from the NEMESiS Joint Fires System.
Improved Data Modem (IDM) Tactical Link Protocols with the use of the Symetrics USB Radio Operations Cable (UROC). These protocols allow forwarding of the targeting data achieved via the NEMESiS Joint Fires System, directly to various Ground, Maritime and Aerial weapon platforms i.e. F-16 A/C. NEMESiS transmits the targeting data to A/C, H/C, MLRS battalions, personnel or any platform that can accept geographic coordinates for targeting purposes. For aerial assets (or ground) assets not equipped with an IDM, the UDL kneepad can be used for receiving the 9-line data and other reports.
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