The new ASD-100 Air Situation Display provides an operator with a complete and integrated picture of military or commercial air traffic. The display incorporates primary and secondary IFF radar, underlay maps, and target tracks, Operators may select any combination of available radar videos and tracks (primary, secondary and fused) for display. The ASD-100 display application allows alarm areas and alarm conditions to be defined to permit early detection of dangers or events of interest, and flights plans may be viewed for specific targets.
ASD-100 provides a cost-effective solution for customers looking to upgrade legacy air defence processing and display hardware yet preserve existing primary radar and IFF sensors. The software is designed to work with Cambridge Pixel's SPx Server target tracking, which can accept primary or secondary (IFF) video and automatically extract tracks. The SPx Fusion software can then combine the two track streams into a single stream for input into ASD-100.
For more information about ASD-100, see here.
What is IFF?
The technology behind the IFF secondary radar interrogator/transponder system was originally developed during World War II to help discriminate between friendly and unfriendly aircraft. Unlike primary radar systems that measure only the range and bearing of targets by detecting reflected radio signals, IFF relies on targets equipped with a radar transponder that replies to each interrogation signal by transmitting a response containing encoded data, such as the aircraft's altitude.