Arctic Warrior Experiment (AWE) 2023

Stucan Solutions and Plextek will be demonstrating Dismounted Position & Navigation Sensor (DPNS) at Arctic Warrior Experiment (AWE) in Rena Norway 23 - 27 January 2023.  DPNS will be tested in Arctic conditions in sub-zero temperatures in the mountain and GNSS-denied environments by Special Operation Forces (SOF). 

The AWE explores new solutions to increase warfighters’ capabilities in cold weather operations. The event is organized by The Special Operations Research and Development (SORD) project at FFI and the Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM).

Arctic Warrior Experiment is a technical experiment

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Dismounted Position & Navigation Sensor (DPNS)

DPNS delivers 3D positioning, navigation, and team tracking capability to the dismounted user, in the absence of GPS (or more broadly, GNSS).
This allows for precise 3D situational awareness in GPS-challenged (denied or degraded) environments such as buildings,
caves, tunnels, and areas with heavy Electronic Counter-Measures (ECM and hostile RF jamming.

A small lightweight unit mounted to the boot/shoe of a user with an ergonomic strap. Forward position information to a smartphone/ smartwatch, where it can be displayed on a digital map or navigation app.
Charged wirelessly via QI standard charging.
With an open architecture, it is extremely easy to integrate into any existing or future Dismounted Soldier C4I or SA (Situational Awareness) System.

3D position and navigation capability for users in GPS-challenged environments.
Can provide Commanders with the ability to accurately track their team in GPS-challenged environments.
Unlike pedometer-based devices, is accurate when a user is walking, running, and even crawling or clambering over obstacles.
Accuracy is a function of distance traveled without GPS, rather than time. High level of performance out to 1km of distance traveled.
Augments GPS (when available) to increase accuracy (especially when available GPS is degraded).
Potential to add useful features in the future – e.g. automatic ‘man-down’ emergency alarming or user activity classification (e.g. walking, running, crawling).