Cambridge Pixel has announced the availability of a free software tool to assist radar manufacturers and developers with viewing ASTERIX CAT-240 data on a Windows 10 computer.
ASTERIX is a standard for the exchange of Air Traffic Services (ATS) information, developed and maintained by the European ATS organization Eurocontrol. Increasingly, radar manufacturers and display providers are adopting ASTERIX standards for exchange of radar information, because of the benefits standardized practices bring such as interoperability and efficiency of development. Cambridge Pixel has been supporting ASTERIX standards since 2009 to ensure the SPx software solutions are compatible with the widest range of radars possible.
RadarView-240 receives its network data on a configurable network address and port, and then scan converts the data to create a PPI image in a window of any size. Full control of the view presentation is provided allowing for zooming and panning of the radar image. The scan conversion process allows the radar color and fading to be set. This application is ideal for radar manufacturers and developers who work with the standard, developing new radars and building radar display applications.
RadarView-240 is a restricted version of Cambridge Pixel’s flagship RadarView application with a focused set of features for the receipt, scan conversion and display of primary radar in ASTERIX CAT 240 format.
“We have worked with many radar manufacturers and developers of radar display equipment who have requested a simple, no-frills tool for the display of radar data,” said Cambridge Pixel Technical Director, Richard Warren. “We have developed this new software to help developers confirm that their product is working and to provide a simple verification that networking is configured correctly.”
Cambridge Pixel is providing this unlimited, free version of the ASTERIX data viewer as a self-contained Windows application.
For individuals requiring enhanced display capabilities, RadarView-240 can be upgraded to the full RadarView product, which offers support for ASTERIX CAT-48 tracks, maps, AIS, ADS-B, multiple windows, and multiple input channels.