Sensor Data Acquisition and Recording
Whether the magnitude of the project involves a product upgrade or other network enhancements, PT develops the communications platforms that allow customers to leverage legacy infrastructure while efficiently moving to IP-based networking for sensor data acquisition, distribution, and recording. PT’s comprehensive NexusWare WAN protocols include the most utilized standard and military-specific protocols for any-to-any connectivity to support radar/sensor data acquisition and recording.
PT enables radar/sensor data acquisition/distribution through the MPS1000 Multi-Protocol Communications Server, which transports radar and sensor data over IP. It supports the CD2, ASTERIX, and TPS-43 radar formats to name a few, as well as X.25, HDLC and asynchronous protocols. Organizations also can record and playback radar and sensor data using PT’s MPR2000 Radar/Sensor Recording, Playback System.
A critical part of the radar/sensor network is ensuring the data, regardless of its specific format, be properly received from remote radar and sensing sites for processing and viewing at other locations. Another highly desirable feature for equipment used in radar networks is to provide data recording, playback, protocol conversion, and time stamping. The MPR2000 System provides users with a solution that offers all of these capabilities as well as the ability to easily transport the radar or sensor data received on the serial ports over IP networks to one or more simultaneous end points at remote locations for further analysis. The MPR2000 also provides the ability to add application blades so that data analysis can be done within the MPR2000 itself.
With PT’s innovative technology, a single Managed WAN Gateway can now perform at levels that formerly required a full rack of equipment. Based on industry-standard CompactPCI architecture and Linux software, the PT Managed WAN Gateway supports module hot-swap as well as remote management of all major functions within a single chassis. It increases operating efficiency while reducing the number of unique spares required, and remote management via Ethernet makes centralized system management a reality.