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December 16, 2014

Saab selects RadarView software for SR-3 airport surface movement radar integration

Cambridge Pixel's RadarView radar visualisation software has been selected by Saab Air Traffic Management (ATM) to support integration and optimisation of its SR-3 airport surface movement radar (SMR).

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Cambridge Pixel’s RadarView radar visualisation software has been selected by Saab Air Traffic Management (ATM) to support integration and optimisation of its SR-3 airport surface movement radar (SMR).

RadarView is Cambridge Pixel’s PC-based radar visualisation software, which is a ready-to-run Windows application that receives, processes and scan converts multiple channels of radar video in plan position indicator (PPI) view and supports B-Scan and A-Scan formats for more specialist requirements, the latter format is especially useful for radar configuration and setup.

Cambridge Pixel’s RadarView software, which is a part of its SPx suite of software libraries and applications, provides highly flexible, ready-to-run software products or ‘modules-of-expertise’ for radar visualisation, radar video distribution, plot extraction and target tracking.

"RadarView is now used by Saab at airport installation sites for radar assessments, detailed integration and optimisation of the SR-3 radar ahead of commissioning."

Cambridge Pixel’s software director Richard Warren said: "RadarView is now used by Saab at airport installation sites for radar assessments, detailed integration and optimisation of the SR-3 radar ahead of commissioning.

"Our engineering team has decades of experience of developing complex radar processing and display systems and extensive knowledge of radar distribution systems based on the ASTERIX CAT-240 standard. This standard is increasingly being adopted by forward-looking radar manufacturers, such as Saab ATM, because it gives customers greater control of how they integrate the sensor."

The Cambridge Pixel team has extended the software of RadarView to add new features such as enhanced analysis and recording of selected areas of video, as well as support for user-defined maps and slant-range projection of the radar video that had been desired by Saab.

The SR-3 is Saab’s third-generation solid-state SMR, which fully complies with applicable FAA and EUROCAE standards with raw video output in industry standard ASTERIX CAT-240 format.


Image: Saab ATM selects Cambridge Pixel’s RadarView software for SR-3 radar integration at airports. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Cambridge Pixel.

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