Data Visualization Software for Unmanned Systems
Radar processing software takes in data from radar sensors on board UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems and turns this data into useful actionable intelligence. Depending on the size and capabilities of the unmanned vehicle, this software may be installed on board and interfaced directly with the radar, or work with radar data that has been sent over a communications link or downloaded after the mission.
Radar processing software for UAVs
Radar processing software may be installed on a UAV’s embedded computing system as part of a detect-and-avoid (DAA) capability. Such capabilities allow UAVs to navigate safely in shared airspace, avoiding collisions with manned and unmanned aircraft as well and buildings and infrastructure. They are essential for autonomous flight and BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations.
Radar is also used by ground control stations (GCS), unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems and counter-UAS systems for drone tracking and surveillance. Tracking software may combine radar data with other sources of information such as ADS-B feeds, and display the result on a real-time map, showing historical tracks for each target as well as predicted trajectory.
Radar processing for USVs
USVs (unmanned surface vessels) use radar for navigation, collision avoidance and target detection. Maritime radar processing software may blend onboard radar data with output from EO/IR sensors, GNSS/GPS information, INS (inertial navigation system) stabilization data, and secondary sources of information such as AIS (Automatic Identification System).
In addition to providing autonomous capabilities for the USV, tracking radar software may allow operators to track the vessel and its targets, displaying these tracks on a real-time map. Other facilities built into maritime display and data visualization software may include collision warning alarms, calculation of predictive vectors, and mission recording and playback.