Artis, LLC

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Privately held company
Industry Defense, Road Traffic Safety
Founded 1999
Headquarters Herndon, Virginia, United States
Key people
Products Iron Curtain active protection system, R&D products, safety systems
Owner U.S. owned, privately held

Artis is a research and development company located in Herndon, Virginia. Founded in 1999, the company provides services and creates products for defense and commercial markets using extremely high-speed sensing and parallel processing. The name of the company stems from an acronym, short for "advanced real-time information systems."


One of the company's products is Iron Curtain, an active protection system designed to defeat attacks from rocket-propelled grenades, tandem RPGs and other recoilless rifle systems. In April 2013, it was reported the company achieved a perfect score during U.S. government testing.[1][2]

The company also features SmartMat, which is designed to monitor pedestrian traffic such as counting humans walking in and out of buildings or to and from events. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Smartmat system connects to the Internet for ease of tracking and can run off battery or AC. [3]


Artis provides software design, simulation and modeling, engineering and other high-speed analytical and design services for safety and defense applications. Some of the areas being developed include active protection systems, digital armor, underbelly IED blast mitigation, robotics and motion detection, and highway worker safety systems.


  1. ^ "Vehicle protection system excels". U.P.I. May 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Iron Curtain Successful in Firing Tests". Defense Update. April 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ "SmartMap web page". Artis. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 

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