Accurately locate mobile telephones in challenging

airborne SAR environments

ARTEMIS has been designed to accurately locate mobile telephones in the challenging airborne SAR environment using only two small antennas.

Designed to work with any of our hardware options ARTEMIS can detect a phone at extended ranges and provide unique capabilities such as mass-mapping and geofencing to minimise crew workload.

The system is automated, quick and accurate. Leading to more rapid positive outcomes, even in low light/IMC conditions. It does not require any Mobile Network Operator interaction.

We do not use traditional direction finding as it can be slow, inaccurate over long ranges and requires multiple antennas. Instead we use two independent and proprietary geolocation techniques. One based on GPS and the other on the Cellular Protocol. Both techniques are deployed automatically, are quick and highly accurate using just two small antennas.


Search & Rescue

Identify, locate and communicate with pre selected handset(s) of a person or persons in distress. Our system can operate in local network coverage, or where there is poor or no coverage at all.

Disaster relief

Locate any powered mobiles in a disaster area using our mass mapping and geofencing features. Send SMS to everyone in the area. Receive SMS/calls from those in need of assistance.

Border security

Detection and location of phones in offshore boats (people smuggling). Generating alerts from phones in restricted areas, border intrusions etc.

An ARTEMIS for any Airborne Platform

Meet the family

Each LRU based on the same core electronics and with a common API.



| Web Browser User Interface

| Two Geolocation Techniques (not DF)

| Lat/Long derived, cue EO/IR

| Send and Receive Texts/ Calls

| Embedded mapping

| Geo fencing

| Two Low profile antennas

| Easily integrated into existing avionics

| Integrated with leading mission systems

| Extended Range (30Km+)

| UAS payload versions

| Role fit option

| AIS receiver option


| Fully Software Defined and Upgradeable

| ARINC 600 case, 7 and 3 MCU options

| Flight tested and qualified RTCA DO160-G/MilStd-810-G

| Fully protected mil spec PSU


Seen here in action mounted on Nova Systems EC-135 and fully integrated with CarteNav AIMS ISR and the Safran EuroFLIR 410.

These flight tests and demonstrations took place in UK in August 2021 and underline the systems value and flexibility in a raft of different operational roles.

Identifying the handset at ranges where other sensors would struggle and then augmenting those sensors as seen here with the EO/IR turret.

ARTEMIS can be used to great effect stand-alone. But the power of the system is magnified when integrated with the mission system.



Even in low light/IMC/forest fire conditions, as shown here (left) with the ARTEMIS plugin to CarteNav AIMS ISR Mission System, ARTEMIS can provide crucial, fast and accurate real-time visibility. This offers everyone involved a new level of critical situation awareness during fast moving situations such as wild-fires.

ARTEMIS can identify and locate persons in distress, fire-fighting and rescue teams and display their locations in real time.  It is also possible for the ARTEMIS operator to pass aerial photographs directly to cellular handsets on the ground to offer them full situational awareness. 

Through our close partnerships with Robotics Centre Canada and Teledyne FLIR, we have fully integrated the ARTEMIS capability into the ECHO payload for the R80D SkyRaider™ and SkyRanger® R70 drones.

This includes full software integration with the FLIR Mission Control System and full product qualification by Teledyne FLIR.

We believe there are no other technologies with the capability sets featured in ARTEMIS capable of integration into payloads the size of ECHO or for use on UAS of this size.

See our Press Release section for more information on this.



Our ARTEMIS Simulator environment runs exactly the same software as the real equipment and uses the same API.  Perfect for crew training, testing/evaluating integrations, developing concepts of operations and posto-facto mission analysis.

The ARTEMIS Simulator can simulate mobile handsets and networks in a range of environments (rural, suburban, urban, areas of no network coverage etc.).  Base station and handset information can be configured and uploaded manually or automatically. The simulator is also able to take real ARTEMIS mission data to use for training and/or analysis of techniques and procedures.

We can make our simulator available to our integration partners so they can test software and hardware integrations with mission systems and EO/IR turrets prior to deployment.  

We understand that realism in training is key. As such the simulator can even generate custom signal path losses to simulate a mobile under snow, in a building, in a basement etc.

The next move is yours. Make sure it’s in the right direction.

Contact our Technical Business Development Team for more information.