Cambridge Pixel Newsletter

Sensor Processing and Display

In This Issue
Radar Converter Solutions
Radar Video Combiner
Augmented Vision
2018 Trade Shows
Quick Links to our Website 
Issue: 31 February 2018
Radar Converter Solutions

Cambridge Pixel's new HPx-346 analogue-to-network radar video data converter card is now available in a number of different packaging options.

For customers who wish to embed the product directly within their own enclosure it is available as a card-level product.

Alternatively, it can be supplied integrated within a specially-designed compact, fanless enclosure. This system takes in DC (9 - 36V) power and presents the signal connectors from the HPx-346 directly.

For applications requiring multiple radar interfaces 19" rack mount systems can be built, containing a number of HPx-346 cards and a PSU. Customisation of the connector panel is also possible in this case to accommodate different radar signal types.

The HPx-346 is already being deployed in a number of upgrade projects, where distribution of radar video from legacy radars (such as the Sperry Bridgemaster) is required. For more information about the HPx-346 card and box-level solutions see here

Radar Video Combiner

Cambridge Pixel has recently developed a radar video combiner application. Designed to merge the videos of two independent radars together, the radar video combiner receives two streams of network radar video data and outputs a combined stream.

A typical use for the radar video combiner is on board ships where the main navigation radar may have a blind sector in its coverage, for example due to the superstructure of the vessel. The combiner may then be used to present a compound image of the main radar's video with that of an infill radar whose coverage includes the blind sector.

The radars themselves do not need to be synchronised in any way and may have different operating ranges and be physically offset from each other. The combined radar video is slaved to the rotation of the main radar and in overlap areas the main radar video is used in preference to that of the infill radar.

Contact Cambridge Pixel for further details about this product.

Augmented Vision

Superimposing information derived from sensors such as radars, AIS and ADS-B onto a video display can provide an operator with an enhanced view of the world, aiding quick decision-making whilst also reducing cognitive load. Previously, such presentations were the preserve of head-up displays (HUDs) and wearable augmented reality goggles. Now this type of presentation is being used in surveillance systems too, with Cambridge Pixel leading the way by offering target information overlaid on camera video.

A key element in presenting a useful display is the ability to filter the relevant information and align its presentation with the current view in the video. Cambridge Pixel is uniquely placed to provide such displays, having capabilities from radar tracking and sensor fusion to camera control and video mixing.

Cambridge Pixel's forthcoming RadarWatch display application will be the first of our applications to incorporate augmented video display.

Read our article from the January 2018 edition of Military Embedded Systems here

2018 Trade Shows

Cambridge Pixel selects a number of industry-leading shows at which to exhibit each year. These are the shows we are currently committed to exhibiting at this year:

World ATM Congress
(6-8 March) in Madrid is the world's largest international air traffic management exhibition and conference.
Visit the show website
(9-11 April) is US Navy League's annual East Coast conference and the largest maritime exposition in the US.
Visit the show website
(23-26 October) is a long-running maritime and naval defence show, hosted in Paris, that is now in its 50th year.
Visit the show website
Yours sincerely,

Rob Helliar
Cambridge Pixel