Mobile Multi-Spectral TSPI System (MMTS)


The system is optimized to automatically track and capture Time-Space-position-Information (TSPI)  of the world’s fastest hypervelocity missiles and projectiles. This system is used in tracking missiles and projectiles for recording TSPI data for engineering analysis of flight trajectories and documentary visual presentation of the mission. MMTS also includes an integrated motion analysis capability for 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) post mission image processing. With the addition of an integrated continuous wave Doppler radar, MMTS provides a single station solution for the capture of 3D data of the flight path of a projectile in real time.

     Fully Integrated ARGUS Pedestal and Sensor Control Software ● Real Time TSPI Data Output ● Single Station  
     Solution ● Sensors and System Timing Synchronized to IRIG at 250 Hz ● Dual-Gate Auto-Tracking with Camera
     Link at 250 Hz ● Remote-Control Console ● Digital Servo Amplifier

Mid-wave IR, High Speed, 250 FPS, Tracking Camera/ 64-inch f/4, Ritchey-Chrétien Lens ● Long-wave IR High  
     Speed, 250 FPS, Tracking Camera/ 64-inch f/4, Ritchey-Chrétien Lens ● Visible, High Speed, 250 FPS, Tracking 
     Camera/ 40-2200mm, f/3.5-11 /Metric Zoom Lens ●  Visible High Speed Camera - 6000 FPS/ 112.5-inch, f/9,
     Ritchey-Chrétien Lens

Software – ARGUS Control Software
 Integrated Sensor and Tracking Mount Control ● Automatic Star Calibration and Turn-and-Dump Target Board
     Calibration ● Simulation Mode ● Diagnostics and Maintenance Functions ● Remote Designation ● TENA
     Compatible (Optional) ● Integrated Post
Mission Motion-Analysis Software (TrackEye)


The ARGUS control software provides all the functionality the user would expect of an advanced TSPI tracking system. It provides a single interface for the tracking pedestal, sensors, auto-tracking, radar, calibration, target simulation and diagnostics of the complete tracking system. Control of the system is simplified via an intuitive touch screen
GUI. The standard ARGUS application can control up to 10 sensor stations, in addition to radar and lasers, allowing a single-operator complete control of all aspects of a complex and highly capable system from a remote location. It also provides the control of single and dual-gate auto trackers and fixed focal length and zoom lenses and focus tables. Automated Star Calibration are incorporated to yield the highest TSPI accuracy of any optical tracking system manufactured today.

Visit the ARGUS software page.


Continuous-Wave Doppler Tracking/Range Radar ● 80 Watts ● Range 65 KM Maximum ● Radial Velocity
     based on CW

     Nominal Payload       600 pounds 
     Maximum Payload      1000+ pounds with reduced accuracy and performance 
     Standard Configuration      On-Axis optical payload with no man-on-the-mount 
     Optional Configuration      On Axis Optics with Off Axis Radar 
     Azimuth Torque       1500 foot pounds 
     Elevation Torque        2 x 300 foot pounds 
     Azimuth Acceleration       100+ degrees/second2 with nominal payload 
     Elevation Acceleration       100+ degrees/second2 with nominal payload 
     Azimuth Velocity      100+ degrees/second 
     Elevation Velocity       100+ degrees/second 
     Weight       6500 lb trailer mounted pedestal with single axle 
     Dimensions       125"L (plus 33" trailer tongue) x 87.25"W x 93.71"H
     Calibration       No Radar: Turn & Dump, Star Calibration 
     Radar on Top       Star Calibration only 
     Radar On Side       Turn & Dump, Star Calibration 
     Encoder       24 bit absolute position optical encoder with 23 bit quadrature output for velocity 
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