Cambridge Pixel Newsletter

Sensor Processing and Display

In This Issue
Lockheed Martin CMS
RadarView Enhancements
HPx-346 Additional Radar Formats
IMO Scenario Simulation
Office Expansion
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Issue: 33 September 2018
Lockheed Martin CMS

Cambridge Pixel is supplying Lockheed Martin Canada with radar acquisition and display technology, for integration within their Combat Management System 330.

Lockheed Martin's innovative CMS 330 is currently deployed on four different classes of ship, across three different navies. Cambridge Pixel's trusted scan conversion module is used in each CMS position, providing the operator with a presentation of radar video at the requested view.

For more information about this project, see here.

RadarView Enhancements

RadarView continues to provide customers with a robust and flexible maintenance display for radar video and track data. As with all current SPx-based products, RadarView is continuously being enhanced and improved.

RadarView has recently been upgraded with a number of engineering tools and display enhancements, including:

  • Integrated radar coverage map, for each radar channel
  • Display of ASTERIX CAT-34 sweep line
  • Receipt and display of ASTERIX CAT-17 (SCF track) messages
  • Enhanced track information display
  • Pausing of live network video
  • Support for multiple and persistent analysis regions
  • Run-time configuration of range rings
  • Alerts if number of tracks exceeds configurable threshold
  • Alerts based on receipt of ASTERIX CAT-34 warnings

For more information about RadarView, see here.

HPx-346 Additional Radar Formats

The HPx-346 card has been upgraded to support receipt of the single-wire composite radar video, trigger and azimuth signal from Raytheon Pathfinder Mk2 and SAM Electronics RadarPilot 1000 models. Support for these radars further adds to the HPx-346 card's ability to convert proprietary radar signals to the open ASTERIX CAT-240 network data protocol.

Additionally, the HPx-346 is now also available in an enhanced variant providing dual physical network interfaces.

Learn more about the HPx-346 card and box-level systems here.

IMO Scenario Simulation

In order to achieve IMO type approval, a radar system must demonstrate that it can perform accurate target tracking on a series of prescribed scenarios. These scenarios and the required tracking performance are defined in IEC document 62388. Although in theory these scenarios could be created in real-life, in practice this would be expensive and time-consuming. Therefore simulation is the only practical method of testing against them.

SPx Radar Simulator may be used to pre-qualify a system before accreditation and Cambridge Pixel has implemented all of the required target scenarios. Furthermore the SPx Tracking Server is tested against these scenarios automatically, every night, to ensure that our tracker is capable of IMO compliance.

More information about SPx Radar Simulator is available here.

More information about SPx Tracking Server is available here.

Office Expansion

Cambridge Pixel is a growing company and in order to provide room for our expanding team we have moved into larger space within our current building. Over the summer we increased our office floor space by approximately 50%.

Please note that our correspondence and registered company addresses remain unchanged.

We will be exhibiting at the following shows next month:

  • AUSA, booth 2550 (Eizo), Washington DC, 8th - 10th October
  • Euronaval, hall 2B, stand H92, Le Bourget, Paris, 23rd - 28th October

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Yours sincerely,

Rob Helliar
Cambridge Pixel