The longest range local position reference sensor in the market today


The Artemis system is a microwave position reference sensor for use in long range marine Dynamic Positioning (DP) applications. Artemis accurately measures the range and bearing of a mobile asset relative to a fixed position. The position is determined by measuring the absolute distance and the relative angle between two Artemis stations.

The longest range microwave reference sensor in the market today, Artemis' sensor technology is proven in the offshore operating of offloading and transportation of oil between shuttle tankers and FPSOs. The Mk6 unit builds on over 40 years of Artemis pedigree, combining proven microwave antenna tracking techniques with Guidance Marine's innovative Dashboard and commissioning tool.

Artemis Validator

Testing Artemis Mobile Stations On The Move

The Artemis Validator is a rugged unit that provides the ability to test the Artemis position reference sensor without the need for a second sensor. Available in two variants; battery powered for portable testing and mains powered for fixed installations. The simple interface allows selection of simulated test ranges and frequency pairs, along with access to Validator diagnostics.

  • The longest range microwave sensor in the marketArtemis
  • All weather operation
  • Automatic beacon and sensor acquisition
  • Standard 3 year warranty and worldwide support network
  • Overcomes GNSS scintillation
  • Robust construction - high performance in all weather conditions and sea states
  • Innovative user friendly touch screen Dashboard control
  • Tracking and data logging capability
  • Stations and beacons compatible with legacy Mk4 systems
  • Ease of use for quick set-up and operation
  • Easy upgrade options in the field via USB key and/or Service Interface
  • Operating range up to 10km
  • Close range operation from 10m
  • Full 360º scanning
  • Interfaces to all modern DP systems
  • RF immunity - resistant to S and X band when installed correctly
  • IP66 certified

The Artemis system is suitable for applications which use fixed and mobile structures such as:

  • Shuttle tanker loading
  • Hydrographic and seismic survey
  • In and offshore positioning and dredging
  • Track and ship-follow
  • Pipe and cable laying
  • Dive support

The Artemis Dashboard is a user interface that has been logically structured and carefully designed to provide a clear intuitive interface that maximises the opportunities of multi-touch user control and touch screen technology. The same user interface is used on our CyScan and RadaScan systems, helping to make sure that Guidance Marine trained DPOs will already be familiar with the controls.

  • Ergonomically friendly - user centred design for ease of use and simple target acquisition
  • Optional touch screen control
  • Minimalist design to reduce operational ambiguity
  • Simple, clear and concise numeric range, bearing and heading data
  • Sensor control, configuration, alarm handling and data logging functionality
  • Control, clarity and complete visibility of the sensor and target(s) operational environment
  • Comprehensive user friendly operator's and installer's guides
  • Operation friendly day and night mode
Artemis Dashboard
Artemis Dashboard
Artemis Dashboard

Service Interface

A dedicated commissioning tool offers a much faster set-up time, including handling all radar antenna set-up parameters from the PC rather than out at the sensor. It can also be used to read the position data when the system is in operation. This greatly improves commissioning and maintenance turnaround time.

    Key FeaturesArtemis

    • Test Artemis mobile stations on the vessel
    • Battery and mains powered variants
    • Simulate test ranges, frequency pairs and diagnostics
    • Enable end to end FMEA testing

    Principle of Operation

    The basic principle of operation is that the Validator is setup with the parameters of an Artemis sensor (frequency pair, address and simulated distance).  The Validator is placed such that it is in view of the Artemis sensor under test. The Validator will then simulate a real Artemis sensor for testing the function and performance of the Artemis system under test.

    The portable unit is used for diagnosing faults or supporting installation of an Artemis sensor. The permanently installed version allows automated testing of the vessel's Artemis sensor, allowing the crew to have confidence their Artemis sensor is working. A user only has to press one button on the Dashboard and the validation process is performed and logged automatically.


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