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Cambridge Pixel Supplies Frontier Electronic Systems with Advanced Radar Scan Conversion for US Navy

Publish date: 25/03/2024

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Cambridge Pixel announces it has been chosen by Frontier Electronic Systems (FES) to continue providing its advanced radar scan conversion solution, following their award of a $94M IDIQ contract by the US Navy.

FES will provide hardware and engineering services for Navy ship data distribution systems using their AN/SPQ-15(V) DDS architecture and incorporating Cambridge Pixel's radar processing and scan conversion software. The DDS architecture allows for direct interface to standard US Navy radars and IFF sensors, allowing analogue radar signals to be received and converted into radar images for distribution over standard LAN protocols.

Cambridge Pixel’s radar scan conversion is implemented on COTS Linux servers that offload the scan conversion computations from the display console. Supporting PPI and B-Scan display formats, the radar scan converter creates an image that is distributed to the display console where it may be combined with layers of tactical and map data to create a multi-layer display.

Commenting on the new project award, Frontier Electronic Systems’ program manager, Paul Chenault, said "The software scan conversion from Cambridge Pixel has proven to be a reliable and high-performance component of our solution for the US Navy. With the added benefit of excellent engineering support, it was an easy choice to continue using them.”

Cambridge Pixel's founder and managing director David Johnson added "Cambridge Pixel is pleased to be continuing to work with Frontier Electronic Systems on this important contract to provide upgraded radar distribution solutions using open standards. Flexibility and open-standards are key components of the solution and we have been pleased to work with FES' engineers to build a robust solution that is scalable to complex multi-function displays.”

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