The asymmetric threat posed by Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), often referred to as ‘drones,’ has underscored the demand for portable, cost-effective detection solutions. HBS Consulting has developed SpyDar to meet the requirement for such a detection system and teamed up with Cambridge Pixel to create the easy-to-use display, SpyDarView.

SpyDar ingeniously combines a set of super-high-resolution cameras with the Echodyne EchoGuard radar. The SpyDar camera assembly seamlessly integrates with the EchoGuard radar, ensuring a comparable field of view and sensitivity, eliminating the need for an expensive and intricate PTZ optical subsystem. The solution can be further enhanced with an optional AI-based image processing system from Openworks, enabling automatic target classification.

SpyDarView is the interface for displaying radar detections and panoramic and ‘area of interest’ live feeds from the camera array. Radar tracks are highlighted on both the PPI pane of the display and the panoramic view. The system incorporates an intuitive touchscreen control interface, allowing operators to adjust range settings and capture screenshots for recording purposes.

Designed to operate on rugged tablet computers, SpyDarView exemplifies Cambridge Pixel’s capability to develop customized displays for novel radar and camera-based systems swiftly.

Mark Saunders, Sales Director at Cambridge Pixel, said, “SpyDarView is a custom solution with the screen layout optimized to match the sensors and make the system easy to use. Although it is based on the code base from our off-the-shelf VSD application, it is a unique solution for SpyDar”.

Managing Director of HBS Consulting, Graham Beall, said, “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Cambridge Pixel. I was surprised how quickly and easily they were able to provide a completely tailored solution.”

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