The orientation of the sensor is a very important part of the setup. To obtain the correct angles and estimation of Point of Origin/Point of Impact and Small Arms Fire detection all accurate sensor placement details must be made known to the software.
The information required by the AMMS C2 software consists of:
- The GPS location of the sensor (measured in UTM coordinates)
- The direction of the AMMS corresponding to North (map).
The GPS units are giving the coordinates in UTM. The Orientation Tools are used to calculate the heading, with a digital Sterna tool or analog Scope tool. When selecting a device it is important to know the working field where the AMMS system will be used.
The Spotting Scope Orientation Tool makes it very easy to assure the correct heading of the sensor. The orientation is required at all times. The tool is lightweight and can be used in conjunction with a GPS receiver. There are extension poles available to increase height if required.
The Sterna Orientation Tool is equipped with special software from Microflown AVISA. This allows the user to see the exact direction of the AMMS. The Sterna enables quick and simple alignment detection for AMMS in the field, even in restricted view conditions or in in situations where movement is limited. Sterna’s non-magnetic independent true north capabilities permit the user to operate in virtually all battle and hostile environments.