Radar video acquisition board for vessel and airborne target tracking introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 12 May 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Cougar 2 radar video acquisition and scan conversion module for radar video capture, conversion and mixing into deployed vessel tracking, airborne target tracking, and airport ground movement applications.

May 12th, 2015
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va., 12 May 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Cougar 2 radar video acquisition and scan conversion module for radar video capture, conversion and mixing into deployed vessel tracking, airborne target tracking, and airport ground movement applications.

This dual-channel radar interface board accepts and processes analog and digital radar signals, and combines an Intel Core i7-based single-board computer and advanced radar video processing capabilities on a rugged single-slot 6U VME module.

The embedded computing board supports radar interfaces including radar video, triggers, and azimuth turning data. Radar video applications can be executed locally, using the board's Core i7 processor, or executed remotely via a network for which an API is provided.

The Cougar 2 radar video processor host board is integrated with Curtiss-Wright's Osiris/Osiris B PMC radar input modules, Eagle-2 radar scan conversion module, and mass storage modules.

Its Osiris module provides two independent channels of high resolution radar video capture, while the Eagle-2 PMC module receives DVI video from Cougar 2's integrated graphics controller. The Eagle-2 card also provides support for several windows of scan-converted radar.

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The captured radar video can be mixed with map data as an underlay and target and range ring symbology as an overlay, providing a multi-layer display with blending and mixing between layers.

Cougar 2 runs the X11 window system. Cougar's RVL+ API for network connectivity is supported on Windows and Linux. The RVP software is pre-loaded onto all Cougar 2 systems and provides a engineering GUI for diagnosis and configuration.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcdefense.com.

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