Modular Software & Radar Interface Cards Offer Expanded Air Defense Capabilities

Cambridge Pixel’s newly expanded ASD-100 display software provides display of primary and secondary radar video, ASTERIX and ADS-B tracks, along with threat assessment and enhanced automation By DA Reporter / 13 Dec 2022
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Cambridge Pixel has enhanced its range of modular software and radar interface cards to offer a greater degree of flexibility for improved country-wide air defense. 

Central to this solution is the newly expanded ASD-100 display software, providing display of primary and secondary radar video, ASTERIX and ADS-B tracks, along with threat assessment and enhanced automation. 

The solution supports a very wide range of legacy and modern radar types with server processing in remote locations to distribute any combination of video, plots and tracks to a centralized location or multiple regional centers. The legacy radar support negates the requirement and cost of replacing expensive equipment.

Additional features include a distributed database to share asset and threat information, and track management capabilities allow control of which tracks are distributed to which centers. A wide-area information monitoring capability is available to validate network connectivity and automatically control redundant configurations.

Other software modules used in air defense solutions include SPx Server for radar processing and track extraction, SPx Track Manager for track filtering, SPx Monitor for automated network performance monitoring and redundancy control and RDR data recorder for full data, track and screen recording.

“What’s key to these new developments is the flexibility to offer cost-effective country-wide Air Defense upgrades by combining existing radar sensors with new,” said Cambridge Pixel’s managing director David Johnson. “We have considerable experience and flexibility in interfacing to legacy primary and secondary radars for track extraction. The modular software can be configured to support local installations or country-wide solutions with regional centers.”

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