Sensing and analysis tool defines and geo-locates events

Accurately defining and geo-locating events, the May system is a powerful tool for security and law enforcement agencies, says Elbit Systems.

The sensing and analysis system provides real-time, autonomous, wide-area acoustic based intelligence that significantly enhances situational awareness and response time of security forces operating in urban and border areas.

Developed by Elbit Systems EW and Sigint Elisra, May is based on high-end acoustic sensors which operate interactively within an area of interest. These compact and durable, fixed-installation sensors sustain long-term, outdoor 24/7 operation using either wired or wireless communications.

May continuously senses its surroundings, detects acoustic abnormalities and provides a real-time analysis of emanating sounds based on advanced algorithms and deep-learning, explains Elbit. Once it detects an acoustic anomaly such as gun-fire, the system identifies the event, classifies the sound type, pinpoints the geo-location of the signals and automatically provides actionable information to operating forces. May can detect and process a variety of other public safety related sound signals including screaming, alarms and vandalism sounds.

Deploying May dramatically reduces response-time of first responders, increases efficiency by avoiding irrelevant event interactions and introduces a strong deterrent to urban environments, says Elbit Systems.

Elbit Systems is an international technology company engaged in a range of defence, homeland security and commercial programmes worldwide. The company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The company also focuses on upgrading existing platforms, developing new technologies for defence, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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