Capabilities

Cambridge Pixel can provide modules-of-expertise for processing and display of radar video and related data, as well as camera video. Select from the tabs below to see what capabilities we can provide.

  • Radar Interfacing

    Radars that provide analogue signal outputs require dedicated interface hardware, Cambridge Pixel has a range of radar interface cards. Some modern radars provide an IP network radar video output, which may be received directly into the host machine's Ethernet port. Cambridge Pixel supports a number of different network radar video formats.

  • Radar Tracking

    Tracking is the process of extracting real target information from the primary radar video. The process involves removing or reducing noise and clutter, target detection and then correlation of these detections over time. Track messages may then be sent to clients for display or further processing, such as fusion.

  • Network Distribution

    Acquired primary radar video can be compressed and distributed over the network, within UDP packets. Even radar video that was received into the system as network data may be processed and/or re-formatted before being sent back out. Very low latencies are possible.

  • Recording

    Polar radar video data can be compressed and saved to disk. The entire radar video coverage is recorded, regardless of which portion is being viewed or how it is displayed on the screen at the time. This means that recordings may be reviewed at a later date and examined for details that may have been missed originally.

  • Display Applications

    Cambridge Pixel can supply standard radar display applications (e.g. RadarView) through to framework applications that may be modified and adapted by customers, to bespoke aplications which meet a defined set of requirements.

  • Software Development Kit

    Cambridge Pixel can supply software toolkits, providing developers with the freedom and flexibility to develop their own radar processing and display applications. Support is available for developers using C/C++, Java and .NET languages.

  • Radar Interfacing

    Secondary radars may provide analogue video and control signals and therefore require dedicated interface hardware. Alternatively, they may output secondary plot/track messages over serial or network interface, which may be received straight into software.

  • Radar Tracking

    Tracking is the process of extracting real target information from the radar video or plot information. The process involves target detection and then correlation of these detections over time. Track messages may then be sent to clients for display or further processing, such as fusion with primary track information.

  • Track Fusion

    Track fusion is a means of aggregating primary and secondary track information, taking the best elements of both. Unlike secondary radar, primary radar does not rely on cooperation of an aircraft transponder, so fusion of primary and secondary tracks can provide a more robust view of the air situation than secondary tracks alone.

  • Recording

    Polar radar video data can be compressed and saved to disk. The entire radar video coverage is recorded, regardless of which portion is being viewed or how it is displayed on the screen at the time. This means that recordings may be reviewed at a later date and examined for details that may have been missed originally.

  • Display Applications

    Cambridge Pixel has developed the ASD-100 display application specifically for air surveillance projects involving display of secondary radar data. ASD-100 is a ready-to-run application but source code packages are also available, allowing developers to modify ASD-100 to suit their precise requirements.

  • Software Development Kit

    Cambridge Pixel can supply software toolkits, providing developers with the freedom and flexibility to develop their own radar processing and display applications. Support is available for developers using C/C++, Java and .NET languages.

  • Radar-Camera Integration

    Our video software can interface to camera video sources via numerous third-party capture devices or receives H.264 video directly via RTSP/RTP connection. The combination of radar and camera video support allows fully-integrated security and surveillance applications to be developed.

  • Tracking

    Camera video may be analysed to extract a target of interest, which may then be tracked from frame-to-frame. The tracking output can be used to steer the camera, keeping the target within the camera's field of view, used to raise an alarm or to cue external systems.

  • Slew-to-Cue

    Within integrated radar and camera video display applications, the positioning of a steerable PTZ camera can be based on radar track information. The user may select a target that the radar has detected and the camera is then slewed to the target's direction. As the target moves the camera direction is updated automatically.

  • Recording

    Camera video recording can be integrated at either end of a server-client system and can take advantage of hardware acceleration to compress the video data, before saving it to disk. Multiple channels may be saved together, ensuring synchronisation on replay. Recording of network video packet data is also supported.

  • Display Applications

    Cambridge Pixel has number of options available for camera video display applications, including a fully-integrated, multi-camera, multi-radar surveillance application. Bespoke display applications and custom developments may also be possible. Please ask us if you have specific requirements.

  • Software Development Kit

    Cambridge Pixel can supply software toolkits, providing developers with the freedom and flexibility to develop their own camera video processing and display applications. Support is available for developers using C/C++.