Carmenta Engine - use case

Air defence and artillery

Carmenta Engine is in operational use with a number of undisclosed European customers within Air Defence and Artillery. In command and control (C2) systems, it is used by operators to manage background maps and military symbols according to military standards MIL-STD-2525 or NATO App6. It’s deployed either in a shelter in the sensors’ or effectors’ vicinity or in a separate centralised C2 shelter. Carmenta Engine has been deployed with applications running 24/7 for years, proving its mission-critical suitability.

Flexible and adaptable, Carmenta Engine can be easily expanded, both with additional capabilities following new releases and to include newly accessible 2D/3D map data. Its Line of Sight (LoS) functionality enables customers, in real-time, to analyse the enemy’s ability to spot own assets and to find an optimal firing position in the terrain. Further, Terrain Routing can be applied to analyse how to traverse and position systems in the terrain. At our customers’ request, Terrain Routing now has added functionality not only for no-go zones but also for enemy line-of-sight positions and areas that are restricted but not forbidden. Terrain Routing factors in parameters such as vehicle weight and type (wheeled, tracked or amphibious), possible slopes in x and y directions, and the terrain’s elevation and ground characteristics.

Terrain Routing is in operational use for manned vehicles and for simulating the movement of friendly and hostile forces. Its use for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) is in the research and trial stage.

Also in response to customer request, Carmenta Engine now includes Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology to improve the situational awareness of both air defence and artillery systems. For more on this, please see the use case “Taking UAS intelligence to a higher level“.