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RDR Data Recorder

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Multi-channel Data Recording

Record and replay data from radar video and tracks, AIS, ADS-B, navigation data, camera video, screen video and audio.

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RDR Data Recorder
RDR Data Recorder

Software Only or PC System

Supplied as a software solution for Windows or as a turnkey PC system, with appropriate radar input/output cards.

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Key Features

Powerful software with a multitude of different data inputs & outputs

Supports Many Types of Input Data

Supported types and formats of input data include several ASTERIX categories, NMEA-0183 messages and RTSP video. Creating and configuring channels to receive data is simple and intuitive with visual confirmation that data is being received correctly. Data received across all of the channels is then recorded, synchronised within a common recording file, ensuring that it is also correctly synchronised on replay. 

User Interface with an Overview Display

Radar video and tracks are shown in the appropriate world-referenced location, on top of a tiled map underlay. A visual timeline display shows the status of each channel as the recording proceeds and periodic snapshots of the radar or camera video, as well as event markers. Start/stop markers may be set within the timeline allowing replay to be looped within the defined interval or sections of recordings to be exported.

Replay with Data Output Via User-defined Channels

On replay, data may be output via user-defined output channels, routing the data to an appropriate physical output. For example, AIS data may be replayed out onto the host system’s serial port or Ethernet port, regardless of which one it was input via. For radar video replay, the application is fully compatible with Cambridge Pixel’s HPx-310 Radar Output Card and can be used as part of an analogue radar record and replay system. Replay mode provides convenient navigation features, such as allowing the user to jump to specific times or events.

Event Logging

Discrete user-defined events may be logged at the click of a button. System events (such as loss of channel data) are logged automatically. It also supports location-based events, allowing the user to mark where and when a particular type of event occurred. Events are recorded along with the input data, as well as being marked on the timeline and, in the case of location-based events, on the overview display.

Recording Scheduler

A built-in recording scheduler allows recording sessions to be started at specified dates and times. Sessions may also be set to repeat with a selected frequency and the scheduler can delete sessions that are older than a specified age. This allows the software to be configured for the continuous capture of data from a set number of previous days.

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Extra Info

Recording and replay can be managed remotely via a socket-based control interface

If RDR Data Recorder is required to interface to radars that provide analogue signal output or to display equipment that expects to receive analogue radar signals, then turnkey systems can be supplied with up to three radar input/output hardware cards installed.

For system integrators or OEM developers, the software and radar input/output cards are available as components for integration into a custom system. Please contact us for details of standard system options.

  • Ready-to-run application software for Windows
  • Multiple input channels
  • Multiple output channels
  • Supported input and output data includes:
    • Primary radar video
    • Primary and secondary track messages
    • ADS-B messages
    • AIS messages
    • Navigation data
    • RTSP network video
    • Directshow device video
    • RTP audio
    • Directshow audio
    • Screen recording (via lightweight "Agent" client)
    • Generic network packet (without interpretation)
  • ASTERIX data support includes:
    • CAT-240 (radar video)
    • CAT-48 (plot/track messages)
    • CAT-21 (ADS-B target reports)
  • Local GUI and network control
  • Recording to local hard drive or NAS
  • SQL database recording of navigation, track, AIS and ADS-B data
  • Schedule recordings
  • Auto delete of old recording sessions
  • Replay radar video in ASTERIX CAT-240 format or as standard radar signals using HPx-310 card
  • Visual display of data being recorded:
    • Timeline display with adjustable timescale and thumbnails
    • "Quick-look" feature
    • Source status indicators
  • Data synchronisation across channels
  • Event marking (automatic, user-defined, location-based)
  • Export recordings or sections of recordings
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Real-World Application

Lockheed Martin used RDR Data Recorder and other Cambridge Pixel products for the development and testing of a Naval Vigilance Radar System for the Royal Navy.