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RadarView - PC-Based Radar Visualisation Software

RadarView

RadarView is Cambridge Pixel's PC-based radar visualisation software. It is a complete ready-to-run Windows application that receives, processes and scan converts multiple channels of radar video in PPI, B-Scan and A-Scan formats. Designed for applications that require a cost-effective and easy-to-use display capability for primary radar video, RadarView runs on any standard Windows (7,8/8.1,10) PC.

RadarView can interface to network video formats or, when used with the HPx family of radar input cards, can interface to radar video from a wide range of radar types. Presenting a familiar Windows graphical user interface, the software supports the display of map data, overlay symbology and multiple windows of scan converted video.

Key Features

  • Complete ready-to-run application software for Windows
  • Windows 7,8/8.1,10 compatible
  • Radar input from video/trigger/ACP/ARP (with HPx radar interface card)
  • Two HPx cards supported per instance of the software
  • Radar input from network
    • ASTERIX CAT-240
    • SPx format
    • proprietary formats
  • High-quality scan-conversion
  • Real-time fading, persistence and programmable colour
  • Supports main PPI and up to 4 pop-up PPIs
  • Each window may contain up to 2 channels of video and processed and raw data
  • Up to 20 simultaneous scan conversions
  • Fully resizable windows
  • Supports single and dual screen systems (radar across multiple screens)
  • Supports high resolution screens
  • Displays PPI, B-Scan and A-Scan video
  • Radar Record and Replay
  • Moving platform support with NMEA input
  • North-up or heading referenced display modes
  • True or relative motion updates
  • Full GUI for zoom/off-center navigation
  • Radar display processing options
  • History trails
  • Magnifier window
  • Primary track receipt and display
    • SPx format
    • ASTERIX CAT-10
    • ASTERIX CAT-48
  • Two channels of primary track receipt plus independent fused track receipt
  • AIS receipt and display
  • ADS-B receipt and display
  • Optional support for TV video in window
  • Flexible configuration options
  • Full zoom and off-centre control
  • Range rings, compass ring and range scale indicator

Benefits

  • Cost-effective radar display application
  • Flexible, configurable software with option for source code supply
  • Easy to install, requires no special purpose hardware - future-proof

Radar Input Options

RadarView supports receipt of radar video from a network or from radar signals. Many solid state radars provide an option for direct network output of the radar video. RadarView supports a number of network formats for proprietary radar standards. Alternatively, the radar video may be provided on the network from a SPx Server application.

To interface directly to the signals of the radar, Cambridge Pixel offers its HPx family of radar interface cards. See here for more information on our HPx hardware interface cards. These connect to the video, trigger and azimuth information for the radar and provide capture, pre-processing and interfacing ino the RadarView software.

PPI and A-Scan Display

RadarView can be configured for PPI, B-Scan or A-Scan display formats (see here for an explanation of the different formats for radar scan conversion). The software can be configured to display one channel of radar video from a search radar, for example, and one channel from a tracking radar. An optional TV video window can be added to complete the full surveillance capability. RadarView supports 5 radar windows, with the main window showing PPI and the other 4 being each configurable for PPI or B-Scan. Each window can show video from one or two channels, derived from HPx cards or network inputs.

Radar Record and Replay

RadarView provides a built-in radar record and replay capability. Connect to the radar source and simultaneously visualise and record the radar video. This capability is invaluable when configuring a new installation or testing a radar. Capture video onto the local hard disk of the computer and analyse the data off-line using the RadarView display capabilities. Recorded video may be moved between computers using any convenient media.

RadarView Built using SPx

RadarView is built from Cambridge Pixel's SPx Radar Processing modules. Instead of using the standard RadarView product, the SPx Development library may be used to build a custom application. All of the major acquisition, processing, scan conversion and display capabilities of RadarView are available through the SPx library and may be incoporated into a customised application.

  • Multiple windows for PPI, B-Scan and A-Scan Enlarge

    Multiple windows for PPI, B-Scan and A-Scan

  • AIS target display as overlay to radar video Enlarge

    AIS target display as overlay to radar video

  • Tools for radar set-up and maintenance Enlarge

    Tools for radar set-up and maintenance

  • Display CCTV camera and radar video Enlarge

    Display CCTV camera and radar video

  • High resolution maps Enlarge

    High resolution maps

  • Radar video processing Enlarge

    Radar video processing

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