Cambridge Pixel has launched a new software application to enable the visualization of radar tracks in 3D format obtained from 3D sensors used in tasks such as drone detection, near-field object detection and collision avoidance, and surface or object inspection.
The ability to visualize data from 3D sensors helps operators determine a greater granularity of information about a target, with range, direction and elevation parameters to assist with accurate decision-making and situation evaluation in applications in air defense systems, as well as naval, military and security projects.
SPx Viewer-3D receives ASTERIX or SPx track reports as input and displays them in a multi-window format with customizable plan view, range-height view and 3D view with operator-controllable viewport and zoom. To assist in the interpretation of the track picture, the software also receives and displays AIS and ADS-B tracks. Tracks are shown with a map underlay in the plan view and with terrain underlays in the range-height and 3D view. On the range-height view the terrain information assists in interpreting the visibility of targets. In the 3D view, terrain and mapping forms the underlay for the track display.
The new SPx Viewer-3D has an intuitive web-based user-interface and works with a wide range of radar sensors, including legacy 3D radars and modern electronically-scanned radars.
“This new software complements our SPx Tracker-3D designed to work with the latest generation of advanced 3D and electronically-scanned radars,” said David Johnson, Cambridge Pixel’s Managing Director. “These radars are gaining wider adoption not just in air defense and military projects but also in environmental surveying and surveillance applications.”