The Automatic Ballistic Tracking System is an MSCCS/MMP configuration specifically designed for ballistic tests. With ABTS the Test Team can easily plan, simulate, control and manage the ballistic tests. In fact, the system is a real-time command and control station with a simple and efficient Graphical User Interface (GUI) that speeds up the operations and improves the user and tactical map interaction.
ABTS acquires and manages the real-time TSPI data flows of radars, Electro-Optical tracking Sensors and Point of Impact Detection Systems, meanwhile produces a visual output of the current operations through advanced data fusion algorithms.
The system embodies also two subsystems:
- The ABTS recording subsystem which stores data and replays previously recorded missions
- The ABTS post processing subsystem which performs the analysis on recorded data
The software of the Automatic Ballistic Tracking System is part of the Mission Management Platform, NT-MMP suite.
The scalable architecture of the ABTS design allows extensions and upgrades. Indeed, the hardware components are transportable and rack-mounted, likewise the MMP software, also conceived with libraries and building blocks. As a result, the system permits a smooth integration of additional features and subsystems.
ABTS is a distributed system deployed in three main units:
- The Processing Unit which manages and processes the real-time tasks
- The Control Unit that allows to monitor and command the ABTS thru the GUI
- The Monitoring Unit, an additional GUI subsystem to monitor the processing system and tracking data