The user can stay in safety within the vehicle but with a high degree of situational awareness of his surrounding environment outside.
Particularly in urban environment this capability is a key enabler for rapid decision making and as such for platform survivability. The visual sensor is capable of the recognition of a pedestrian at a distance of some 300 metres. This observation capability can be further enhanced with the integration of other sensors, such as acoustic sniper detection sensors, laser warner system and a hemispherical camera to cover the area directly above the vehicle.
Using a head mounted display as HMI, a crew member inside can virtually “see through” the armour achieving the same amount of orientation as observing when ‘heads up”. Intelligent software algorithms are automatically alerting the crew if a potentially threatening movement is detected within the 360° around the vehicle.
SETAS can easily be fitted as a stand-alone system. However, greater advantage of the system can be achieved if SETAS is connected to the vehicle’s network or Battle Management System, displaying external data to each crew member individually.
SETAS will be available from 2020.