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Sensor Processing and Display

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Simulation Systems for TÜV SÜD
ASD-View Product Release
Small Target Tracking
.NET Core Support
Trade Show Schedule 2020
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Radar Tracking
SPx Radar Simulator
SPx Development Library
Scan Conversion
Issue: 38 February 2020
Simulation Systems for TÜV SÜD

Cambridge Pixel has supplied a ruggedized, portable radar simulator system to TÜV SÜD, a global provider of technical services in key areas including: testing, certification and verification. TÜV SÜD provides certification to both UK and European standards including IEC 62388, 61174, 60945, 62065 and 62288.

SPx Radar Simulator software combined with the HPx-300 radar output card provides the facility to create complex multi-radar, multi-target scenarios and generate realistic radar video signals in real-time.

TÜV SÜD has been providing radar regulatory services for over 10 years, for a range of global customers. Working together has allowed Cambridge Pixel to extend our scenario capability to include dedicated IEC simulations, such as those defined in IEC 62388.

Learn more about SPx Radar Simulator here.

ASD-View Product Release

As part of our expanding air situation product portfolio, Cambridge Pixel has recently released a new, lightweight ADS-B viewer, called ASD-View.

ASD-View is a standards-based display application that can receive ADS-B data in formats such as ASTERIX CAT-21, AVR and BEAST. Target tracks are displayed on top of either a world map or a tiled map underlay and ASD-View provides a simple, intuitive set of user controls.

Learn more about ASD-View here.

Small Target Tracking

With hundreds of deployed installations worldwide, SPx Server continues to evolve to provide advanced target tracking capabilities for a wide range of target types, including drones, maritime targets and aircraft.

With the deployment of autonomous ships (USVs) gaining momentum we are pleased to be involved in a number of programs using maritime (Simrad, Furuno and Raymarine) and automotive radars with SPx Server to provide target tracking capabilities for navigation and guidance. In these situations, SPx Server can work with SPx Fusion Server to combine multiple radars and auxiliary data such as AIS or ADS-B.

Describing recent developments in SPx Server towards small target tracking, Cambridge Pixel recently presented a paper at the 12th International Radar Symposium (IRSI-19) in Bangalore, India. A copy of the paper, presented by Dr Adrian Wild, is available for download here.

.NET Core Support

The SPx library now supports .NET Core on Windows, in addition to .NET Framework. Microsoft's .NET Core is an open-source reimplementation of .NET that will be the successor to .NET Framework.

In addition to existing support for injecting scan-converted radar video into .NET applications using the Radar Display Coprocessor (RDC), support is now also available for scan conversion directly within a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) .NET application. This support is available for both .NET Framework and .NET Core.

The .NET Core support within the SPx library requires at least .NET Core 3.1 and Visual Studio 2019.

More information about the SPx Development library here.

2020 Trade Show schedule

This year we will be exhibiting at the following international trade shows:

World ATM Congress
(10-12 March) in Madrid is the world's largest international air traffic management exhibition and conference.
Visit the show website
(6-8 April) National Harbor MD, was founded in 1965 and is now the largest maritime exposition in the US. This year we will be exhibiting on the booth of our US partner: Eizo Rugged Systems.
Visit the show website
(20-23 October) is the biennial naval event held in Paris and arguably the largest naval defence exhibition in the world.
Visit the show website
Yours sincerely,

Rob Helliar
Cambridge Pixel