Cambridge Pixel, a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has unveiled its HPx-300 radar output card. The new PCI Express card will allow developers of radar tracking or radar display applications to perform an end-to-end test of their systems in the laboratory ahead of deployment with a radar.
The HPx-300 generates radar signals, including video, trigger, azimuth and ship heading, to support radar system test, simulation and video streaming. The card offers considerable flexibility for generating a wide range of analogue and digital signal types and voltages, permitting many types of radar signals to be simulated. The card can also be programmed to simulate a wide range of rotation speeds, radar pulse rates and scanning types, including conventional rotating, sector and random scan.
Commenting on the announcement, David Johnson, managing director, Cambridge Pixel, said: “The HPx-300 has been developed as a response to our customers’ need for a method of testing their tracking or display systems in the laboratory before deployment with a radar. Often, customers only get to test their systems with live data a few weeks before the project is signed off – our solution takes the risk away of any last minute bugs or data flow issues.
“With the HPx-300, system integrators – typically those developing command and control (C2) or vessel traffic services (VTS) applications - can now implement a representative test and simulation capability to permit substantial testing at the front end of the chain to validate every element of the radar tracking or display application before connecting to the radar. The ability to generate a wide range of radar signal types, and permit accurate control over operating parameters, is a key part of the solution.”
Source: Cambridge Pixel
Date: Aug 21, 2013