Cambridge Pixel supplies radar trackers to enhance target detection at Chinese airports

Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, is supplying radar trackers, through local agent Aeroer, to the Second Institute of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAACSRI) for integration with their modern airport surface movement systems, the company said.

CAACSRI´s airport surface movement systems are currently being installed for upgrade and expansion projects in airports across south-west China, including at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, a major hub for the region. Cambridge Pixel´s SPx radar tracking software will provide enhanced target detection at the airports.

Engineers at CAACSRI needed a low cost, open, highly configurable software-based radar tracker for integration with its own airport surface movement systems. It was important that the tracker worked seamlessly with a range of radars and supported different tracking configurations in user-defined areas, allowing faster targets to be tracked on runways while minimising false alarms in other areas.

Founded in 2007, Cambridge Pixel is a developer of sensor processing and display solutions including primary and secondary radar interfacing, processing and display components for military and commercial radar applications. It is a world-leading supplier of software-based radar tracking and scan conversion solutions through its modular SPx software, and HPx hardware product range. Based near Cambridge in the UK, the company operates worldwide through a network of agents and distributors.

Founded in 1958, as a unique application technology institute in the civil aviation sector, the Second Research Institute of CAAC is dedicated to application research on civil aviation science and technology. It has formed a test and assessment system based on fundamental research, and has created a complete technology innovation system and business service mode covering civil aviation R&D, consultation, design, products and project implementation.