Primagraphics Targets Moving Platforms with Radar Tracking System

2/19/2004 - Primagraphics, the command & control, video and graphics specialist, has extended the capabilities of its radar tracking system, RVP Tracker, to provide support for moving platforms.

This enhancement will allow Primagraphics' Radar Video Processor (RVP) Tracker to be supported on ship and airborne platforms, where the motion of the platform needs to be considered for true measurement of target speed and heading.

The RVP Tracker provides an integrated capability for automatic target tracking from primary radar video. It may also be interfaced with a wide variety of radar types - including ACP/ARP, RADDS, ASDE-3 and specialised serial and parallel formats - and incorporates clutter-processing algorithms that provide enhanced signal quality for the plot extraction and tracking.

An innovative feature of RVP Tracker, which has been enhanced to support the moving platform application, is the distribution of radar video across a network. By using standard networking connections, the enhanced tracker allows a much broader range of display options. Since the same radar video is broadcast everywhere, low-cost and portable displays can receive a radar picture on demand, thereby avoiding the expensive distribution or acquisition costs of legacy solutions.

The RVP family is designed to provide a flexible, modular, cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution to a number of demanding applications including specialist air traffic control, aircraft ground movement, coastal surveillance and naval tracking systems.

RVP solutions are available in a wide range of form-factors, including VME, PCI and CompactPCI, and can be supplied as complete sub-systems in naval qualified enclosures.

Primagraphics is a recognised leader in the development of processing and display systems for military and civil applications. Its systems, for VME, PCI, CompactPCI and PMC formats, are in use throughout the world for airborne and shipborne command and control consoles, vessel tracking, air traffic control and air defence systems.

Details of Primagraphics' range of cards and systems solutions are given on Primagraphics' web site at For more information please contact Primagraphics, New Cambridge House, Litlington, Royston, Herts SG8 0SS, United Kingdom, telephone +44 (0) 1763 852222 or email

About Primagraphics
Primagraphics, a specialist supplier of graphics and video display systems for VME, PCI, CompactPCI and PMC formats, is a recognised leader in the radar and command and control markets. Its expertise encompasses radar scan conversion and tracking solutions, as well as compression, decompression and distribution of data (radar and TV video) across wide and local area networks.

As well as providing a range of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products, Primagraphics designs and manufactures high performance systems to meet specific customer requirements. Founded in 1982, Primagraphics' European headquarters is located at Litlington, near Cambridge, UK. It also has offices in the USA and a network of dealers and distributors worldwide. Primagraphics is a member of the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA).

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