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A new radar tracking and fusion software was supplied to an unmanned boats manufacturer to enhance situational awareness on the boats.
Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, is supplying its software to ASV Global (ASV), which supplies unmanned and autonomous surface vessels for commercial, military and security missions. Its ASView control system supports autonomous and remote control of the vessels and has been deployed on over 80 unmanned new build and retrofitted vessels.
Cambridge Pixel’s SPx Server radar tracking software receives radar video from the onboard radars. The processing of video to detect targets of interest uses adaptive algorithms to accommodate a wide range of operating conditions.
USVs are vehicles that operate on the surface of the water without a crew. They may be controlled remotely from a ground station or mothership, or operate fully autonomously. A typical surveillance USV is a sensor-rich platform with capabilities for self-guidance and automatic decision making. Radar is the key sensor for most USV applications as it provides the data to steer its course and avoid obstacles.
According to prnewswire.com, the market for USVs is growing rapidly, driven by demand from navies and commercial enterprises worldwide for more effective maritime security – to combat terrorism, piracy and smuggling, to protect shallow waters and ports, and for environmental monitoring.
The capabilities of unmanned systems in the various arenas will be showcased this week at the AUS&R 2017 exhibition, conference and airshow that will take place on September 18th, 2017 at the Lago Conference Center, Rishon LeZion.