Cambridge Pixel Newsletter

Sensor Processing and Display

In This Issue
Radar Coverage Tool Pro
Raymarine Radar Support
HPx-346D Radar-to-Network Converter
SPx Server Adds Sidelobe Suppression
New Website
Quick Links to our Website 
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Radar Tracking
SPx Radar Simulator
SPx Development Library
Scan Conversion
Issue: 37 December 2019
Radar Coverage Tool Pro

A licensed version of the successful Radar Coverage Tool is now available to purchase, adding support for multiple simultaneous radar locations.

As well as allowing up to 10 radar locations to be set, the professional version also accepts input of terrain data from DTED files, provides configuration file support and a convenient setup Wizard.

Purchase a copy of the Radar Coverage Tool Pro from our website here.

Raymarine Radar Support

We have recently added support for Raymarine's Quantum and Quantum 2 pulse compression Doppler radars. IP-based video from the radar can now be used directly as a source for processing, tracking and display within Cambridge Pixel products. This allows the high performance Quantum radar to be used alongside our well-established tracking application (SPx Server) in new markets including coastal, inland and floating platform surveillance and security applications.

When integrated along with cameras using our SPx RadarWatch software, a highly functional and cost-effective system can be rapidly deployed.

For more information about Raymarine network radar interfacing see our application note here.

HPx-346D Radar-to-Network Converter

Cambridge Pixel has launched the HPx-346D, a dual-network version of its popular HPx-346 radar acquisition and distribution card. HPx-346D is available as a small form factor card and as a standalone unit and is able to interface to most analogue commercial and military radar types.

The unit's ASTERIX CAT-240 radar video output can be presented either on both network interfaces simultaneously, or on the primary interface only, automatically switching to the secondary interface if the primary network becomes unavailable. This key feature provides flexible support of dual-redundant operation for mission-critical applications, and works in conjunction with Cambridge Pixel's existing provision for redundancy in track fusion.

Learn more about the HPx-346D here.

SPx Server Adds Sidelobe Suppression

In some situations, radar detections may be observed in the sidelobes of the antenna, causing false plots and potentially false tracks to be generated. This can occur for close targets with large radar cross sections.

There is typically a plot derived from the true target and then several smaller plots at a very similar range but different azimuths. Recent extensions to SPx Server can improve the tracker's ability to eliminate false plots that are derived from the sidelobes. The processing has a number of parameters that permit the search space for the sidelobe suppression to be up to 90 degrees around the position of a target.

More information about SPx Server is available here

New Website

We have recently modernised and updated our website, giving it a fresh and more ordered look. The new design is also responsive, meaning the browsing experience is improved on smaller screens, such as mobile phones.

Whilst every care has been taken to retain key content and provide continuity of existing links, some content may not be available. Please contact us if you encounter missing information or stale links.

Please visit our new website here.

We will be attending the International Radar Symposium India 2019, in Bengaluru from 10th - 14th December. During this event we will be presenting a paper on advances in radar target tracking for small targets.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Helliar
Cambridge Pixel