Sensors, Instrumentation, & Test Services
ARA has developed a myriad of single- and multi-mode sensors. Our most prolific sensor, the Expendable Unattended Ground Sensor (E-UGS), is capable of detecting and classifying footsteps, vehicles, and digging activities during long-term operation in extreme environments. The U.S. military deployed several thousand sensors in Afghanistan to aid perimeter security of forward operating bases and monitoring activity in key geographic thoroughfares.
Our engineers are experts in the design and integration of multiple sensor types to create customizable, integrated mobile security systems like our VIPR ruggedized security kit. With a wide selection of discrete or indiscrete cameras and motion sensors, this system is the ideal mobile security platform for VIPs on the go. Features include logging of all security data, SMS alert messaging, and remote operation.
ARA sensor systems have been used to measure:
- Footsteps, vehicles, and digging (Expendable Unattended Ground Sensor/E-UGS)
- Gunfire and mortars
- Temperature, humidity, wind speed, geospatial position (Ultra-light dropsonde)
- Third octave band noise (Smart Sensor for Autonomous noise Monitoring/SSAM)
- Detonation temperature (radiometer)
- Motion sensing (Night Viser)
- Vehicle intrusion or tampering (NAVATA)
- General intrusion or motion detection (VIPR ruggedized security system)
ARA has been designing and utilizing our own custom instrumentation since our founding over two decades ago. In that time, we’ve also build and delivered specialized test equipment to both government and commercial clients. These systems include precision environmental and laboratory measurements, high speed and ruggedized data acquisition systems for blunt and blast testing, shock tubes capable of simulating 80 psi incident blast pressures, linear impactors for up to 20 m/s impact testing.
ARA performs many test services at our Littleton, Colorado, facility. These services include ANSI testing for hearing protection, API 6A/ISO 10423 for subsea pressure transducers, test-to-failure for electromechanical systems, blunt impact testing of helmets and padding materials, blast testing and survivability of structures and materials, ballistic testing of armor plates and behind armor materials, high speed video events, and much more. We also utilize a large rural test facility for large scale explosive and structure testing.
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