Measuring the actual impact
When the projectile (pellets or bullets) hits the impact plate, it generates a shock wave that travels in all directions like a stone thrown into the water. This wave is then measured by four sensors that transform the mechanical deformation into an electrical signal. The signals are triangulated to find the exact position which are in the precision range of 1/10 of a point, well more preciser than a millimeter.
Different chock-resistant impact plates can be provided depending on the ammunition power.
The interactive target has a sensing plate equipped with sensors and a superimposed top-plate. This top plate, which requires occasional replacement, protects the measuring plate and thereby ensures significantly simplified, more cost-efficient maintenance.
The process of certifying this completely new technology with the ISSF is ongoing.