The A-Ultra System: Allowing the Robustness of Protective Armour to Be Monitored Locally

Delivering both enhanced safety for the UK’s armed forces and savings for the Ministry of Defence, the A-Ultra system allows the robustness of protective armour to be monitored locally.

The technology uses a transducer to send ultrasonic waves across the armour surface which are then received by another transducer. If the surface of the protective equipment is damaged, the system can give a ‘fail’ or ‘pass’ reading under military field conditions – producing results comparable to existing lab-based testing methods.

Microsemi and Cardiff University’s School of Engineering recently collaborated and developed a damage detection device for military body armour that has won an accolade for innovation.

Read the full article, “Award for Device that Detects Damage to Body Armour,” today.

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