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Monday, 09 April 2018 19:25

Adaptive Multisensor System

ADAMS

THE ADAPTIVE MULTISENSOR SYSTEM

The Adaptive Multisensor System integrates a wide range of surveillance sensors such as radars, thermal imagers, video cameras and other devices into one complex but easily usable system.

While the radars provide continuous observation of a large area detecting any movements, the electro optical sensor arrays provide detailed picture of any targets for accurate identification.
The software layer of the ADAMS is a Windows® operating system based application, fully controllable by one operator. The software uses map based visualization which presents the geo-located sensors, detected targets and Points of Interest with easily understandable, user friendly icons. The controller software provides enhanced situational awareness by integrating several devices, such as radars and electro-optical sensors into a complex but easily usable multisensor system. The adaptive algorithms couple the different devices and provide a smooth slew to cue operation. The scalable network architecture allows sensors to distribute their data to multiple clients and provides remote control functionality. All radar detections, classified tracks, video frames and operator interactions are automatically recorded and can be easily replayed by the software.

BENEFITS

-Wide range of integrated devices
-Smooth slew to cue (camera) operation
-Scalable network architecture
-Intuitive, easy to learn graphical user interface with user friendly icons
-Large range of raster and vector map formats (Geo Tiff, DTED, SHP, geo referenced images)
-Fully logged operation and replay
-Easy to integrate into more complex C4i systems.

WIDE RANGE OF USAGE


Radar
Our ‘Beagle’ and ‘Beagele FT’ radars are capable of detecting and recognizing moving targets on or close to the ground. The high tech DSP technologies can differentiate between moving and stationary targets. Based on the state-of-art technology, our radars can determine the exact parameters of the detected targets; can track and classify the movements even in changing environmental conditions.

Thermal Camera
Thermal cameras provide an easily understandable view of the observed area even at poor visibility conditions. These cameras are detecting the thermal radiation of the observed objects, humans and animals. Thermal cameras can be used in darkness and actually at all weather conditions, the cooled models are useable in foggy and rainy environment, while the uncooled ones are more fit to see through smoke.

Video Camera
These devices are providing the well known visual image of the observed area. The wide zoom capability enables the user to see the same image in the optical range as the thermal imager presents, but the user can see the overview of the area. The high tech algorithms provide automatic target following, classification and alarm to the user.

Others
Our system is capable to control and process data from sensors which are using different operation principles. We can handle acoustic and seismic sensors, optical or microwave barriers, motion detectors, etc. These products can complete the capabilities of the electro-optical sensors and can fulfill special requirements.

CONTROL SOFTWARE


Software Architecture
The basic software of the control system is the Sensor Manager Server (SMS) that performs direct communication with the connected sensors and forwards their output data. Visualization is realized in the Sensor Control Interface (SCIN) that displays data delivered by SMS in required format and provides full sensor control functionality from this surface. The SMS can serve several SCINs and the SCIN can control a number of SMSs. So the sensors distributed over the surveillance area can not only be directly controlled by their dedicated operator unit but also can be addressed and requested by a remote control center or other remote sites.

Special Features
-Display and Control sensors from one user interface
-Support of multiple monitors and split screens
-Record and replay of all displayed data
-Visualization of targets by icons
-Automatic track forming and classification
-Automatic optical target following
-Periodic polling of optical marker points
-Access by authorization levels

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MGS3 ‘Scout’

VEHICLE MOUNTED GROUND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

The MGS3 ‘Scout’ Vehicle is a mobile surveillance unit offering a unique cost-efficient defense solution providing an increased capability of early threat recognition and improved perimeter control.

BENEFITS

-Vehicle mounted multisensor system
-Easy to deploy / pack
-Long time surveillance scenarios
-Common user interface with multiple display units
-Cost efficient
-Covert surveillance equipment

WIDE RANGE OF USAGE

MGS3 ‘Scout’ is designed for long range security patrols, for controlling large areas and defending mobile targets, and for situations where security demands a perpetual adaptation of reconnaissance patterns. The operators of an MGS3 ’Scout’ will be able to quickly redefine the boundaries of the controlled area to instantly react to any situation that may arise.

OVERVIEW

The MGS3 ’Scout’ is a vehicle equipped with a number of surveillance modules, a PGSR-3i ‘Beagle’ radar unit, an electro optical sensor array and a Command Center.
The PGSR-3i ‘Beagle’ provides continuous observation of a large area detecting any movements, while the electro optical sensor array provides detailed picture of any detected targets for accurate identification useable in both day and night operation.
The electro optical head and the radar are mounted on retractable masts. The vehicle is assembled with a leveling system in order to stabilize and level the sensors. The high capacity battery system provides enough power for long time surveillance scenarios, but the working hours can be extended by a backup generator.The operating platform, Pro Patria Electronics’ unique Adaptive Multisensor System, presents an easy to operate user interface, offering the possibility of multi-tasking and educated decision-making to the operator. The software is capable of utilizing different map formats and displaying the detected targets over the map. The video of the cameras and the control functions are also integrated into the same system proving even automatic slew-to-cue functions. Every surveillance data and user interaction is recorded and can be replayed for further analysis.

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS

GENERAL HARDWARE SETUP AND CHARACTERISTICS
Instrumentation
Vehicle options
Power supply
 
PGSR-3i ’Beagle’ radar unit
Electro-Optical Sensor Array (EOSA)
Masts
Leveling system
Command center
Other instruments as needed
Any vehicle as needed
Vehicle-built-in battery set (24V DC) for 4-8 hours battery operation
Power generator and charger (230V AC)

PGSR-3i ‘Beagle‘
Detection Ranges
Scanning Modes
Scan Rate
Accuracy
Detectable Radial Velocity
Target Capacity
Other Features
Environmental Specifications
 
Pedestrian | (RCS 0.5 m²) | 8 km
Soldier | (RCS 1 m²) | 10 km
Vehicle | (RCS 10 m²) | 15 km
Large vehicle | (RCS 50 m²) | 24 km
Sector Scan (6° – 346°)
Continuous Rotation (n x 360°)
7°/sec or 14°/sec
Range: 3 m at 3 km range
Azimuth: < 0.3°
from 1.0 km/h at 7°/sec scan rate
from 1.7 km/h at 14°/sec scan rate
10 plots / sec
Track While Scan, Clutter map, Spot Window, Doppler Audio, Automatic Classification, LPI, STC, CFAR
Tested according to MIL-STD-810G

EOSA 225 (Option A)
Thermal Imager
Thermal Engine
Spectral Band
NETD
Lens F#
Focal Length
Field of View
Daylight Camera
Effective Pixels
Focal Length
Field of View
Pan and Tilt
Pan Range
Tilt Range
Position Accuracy
Pan/Tilt angular speed
Environmental Specifications
 

17μm 640 x 480 pixels
7.5 – 14μm (Uncooled)
lower than 50° mK
f / 1.5
25 – 225 mm (Continuous)
24.5° to 2.77°

752 x 582 pixels
10 – 320 mm (Continuous)
35.3° to 1.1°

360 Continuous
± 45°
± 1.5 mRad
0.1°/s to 50°/s
MIL-STD-810G

EOSA 275 (Option B)
Thermal Imager
Thermal Engine
Spectral Band
NETD
Lens F#
Focal Length
Field of View
Daylight Camera
Effective Pixels
Focal Length
Field of View
Pan and Tilt
Pan Range
Tilt Range
Position Accuracy
Pan/Tilt angular speed
Environmental Specifications
 

15μm 640 x 512 pixels
3 – 5μm(Cooled)
lower than 25° mK
f / 5.5
19 – 275 mm (Continuous)
29.8° to 2.0°

752 x 582 pixels
10 – 320 mm (Continuous)
35.3° to 1.1°

360 Continuous
± 45°
± 1.5 mRad
0.1°/s to 50°/s
MIL-STD-810G

SPECIAL FEATURES
-Display and Control sensors from one user interface
-Support of multiple monitors and split screens
-Record and replay of all displayed data
-Automatic optical target follow
-Periodic polling of optical marker points

Monday, 09 April 2018 15:48

Mid-Range Multi-Sensor System

MID-RANGE MULTI-SENSOR SYSTEM

PMS2 ‘Sentinel’

The PMS2 ‘Sentinel’ is offering a lightweight, cost-efficient and easy to deploy solution optimized for silent battery operation with long runtime. The system provides a very good Return of Investment solution for the user.

BENEFITS

-Man-portable
-multi-sensor system
-‘Slew to Cue’ functionality
-Long time surveillance scenarios
-Quick deployment
-Rugged design
-Cost-efficient solution

OVERVIEW

The system integrates two surveillance sensors, a PGSR-3i ‘Beagle’ Radar unit and an Electro-Optical Sensor Array.
The PGSR-3i ‘Beagle’ provides continuous observation of a large area detecting any movements, while the Electro-Optical Sensor Array provides detailed image of any detected targets for accurate identification useable in both day and night operation. The Electro-Optical Sensor and the Radar are mounted on their individual tripods and connected to the Operator Unit via cables and interface boxes. The standard military batteries provide enough power for 8 hours surveillance scenarios, but the independent operating time can be extended with extra battery sets or vehicle generator/battery.

The operating platform is the Pro Patria Electronics Ltd developed ADAMS (ADAptive Multisensor System), and provides an easy-to-operate user interface, offering the possibility of multi-tasking and educated decision-taking for the operator. The software is capable of utilizing different map formats and displaying the detected targets over the map. The video of the cameras and the control functions are also integrated into the same system proving automatic Slew to Cue functions. Surveillance data and user interaction is recorded and can be replayed for further/later analysis.

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS

GENERAL HARDWARE SETUP AND CHARACTERISTICS
Instrumentation
Power Requirements
 
PGSR-3i ’Beagle’ radar unit
Electro-Optical Sensor Array (EOSA)
PGSR-3i ‘Beagle’:
22 - 33 VDC, max. 60 W
Thermal Camera option A:
18 - 28 VDC, 30 W typical, max. 350 W
Thermal Camera option B:
24 VDC, 30 W typical, max. 390 W

PGSR-3i ‘Beagle‘
Detection Ranges
Scanning Modes
Scan Rate
Accuracy
Detectable Radial Velocity
Target Capacity
Other Features
Environmental Specifications
 
Pedestrian | (RCS 0.5 m²) | 8 km
Soldier | (RCS 1 m²) | 10 km
Vehicle | (RCS 10 m²) | 15 km
Large vehicle | (RCS 50 m²) | 24 km
Sector Scan (6° – 345°)
Continuous Rotation (n x 360°)
7°/sec or 14°/sec
Range: 3 m at 3 km range
Azimuth: < 0.3°
from 1.0 km/h at 7°/sec scan rate
from 1.7 km/h at 14°/sec scan rate
10 plots / sec
Track While Scan, Clutter map, Spot Window, Doppler Audio, Automatic Classification, LPI, STC, CFAR
Tested according to MIL-STD-810G

EOSA 225 (Option A)
Thermal Imager
Thermal Engine
Spectral Band
NETD
Lens F#
Focal Length
Field of View
Daylight Camera
Effective Pixels
Focal Length
Field of View
Pan and Tilt
Pan Range
Tilt Range
Position Accuracy
Pan/Tilt angular speed
Environmental Specifications
 

17μm 640 x 480 pixels
7.5 – 14μm (Uncooled)
lower than 50° mK
f / 1.5
25 – 225 mm (Continuous)
24.5° to 2.77°

752 x 582 pixels
10 – 320 mm (Continuous)
35.3° to 1.1°

360 Continuous
± 45°
± 1.5 mRad
0.1°/s to 50°/s
MIL-STD-810G

EOSA 275 (Option B)
Thermal Imager
Thermal Engine
Spectral Band
NETD
Lens F#
Focal Length
Field of View
Daylight Camera
Effective Pixels
Focal Length
Field of View
Pan and Tilt
Pan Range
Tilt Range
Position Accuracy
Pan/Tilt angular speed
Environmental Specifications
 

15μm 640 x 512 pixels
3 – 5μm(Cooled)
lower than 25° mK
f / 5.5
19 – 275 mm (Continuous)
29.8° to 2.0°

752 x 582 pixels
10 – 320 mm (Continuous)
35.3° to 1.1°

360 Continuous
± 45°
± 1.5 mRad
0.1°/s to 50°/s
MIL-STD-810G

SPECIAL FEATURES
-Display and Control sensors from one user interface
-Support of multiple monitors and split screens
-Record and replay of all displayed data
-Automatic optical target follow
-Periodic polling of optical marker points
EOSA Type and manufacture to be tailor-made to customer’s needs, typical long range configurations are above.

Saturday, 07 April 2018 18:59

PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’

PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’

TOWER-MOUNTED GROUND SURVEILLANCE RADAR

PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ is a tower-mounted radar for detection, tracking and classification of targets moving on or close to the ground.
PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ is a member of our fix radar family together with the coastal sea surveillance radar. It was designed for desert and harsh environment operation. It is placed inside a hermetically sealed Radom to withstand extreme weather and environmental challenges..

BENEFITS

-Remote operation with IP communication
-Long detection range
-Intelligent ruling element in sensor system
-Integration with camera subsystems
-Integration with C4i systems, local operation
-Key element of large border security systems

WIDE RANGE OF USAGE

The radar PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ is member of the PGSR Beagle family of FMCW radars, making use of all advantages specific to this excellent and well-proven radar class. Mounted on top of towers, it is watching and collecting information from the surrounding area practically from 360 degree. Numerous camera vendors are supported; new camera integration is standard procedure. Optionally camera integration/control hardware is available. The radar PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ is key element of sensor systems for early warning, illegal border crossing prevention and threat recognition along extensive border sections in desert or harsh environment. Improve the resilience passive cooling was deployed, no ventilator used for cooling. If several radars are operated, neighboring radars cover shadow zones of each other, to achieve full coverage of surveillance area. Radar operating channels are selectable and adjustable. Neighboring radars do not disturb each other even if radiating and receiving signals over a common area. The PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ radars are the highest level ruling intelligent units in the radar-camera-sensor modules hierarchy. The radar controls cameras: activates, directs, ”slews to cue” etc.

OVERVIEW

The radar is controlled from the local operator unit or remote command center. The radar’s control software ADAMS is capable of utilizing various map formats and displaying the detected targets over the map. PGSR-3iFT ’Beagle’ is the intelligent ruling unit that performs activation, coordination and control of thermal cameras, daylight cameras and other sensors. All surveillance data and user interaction events are logged and can be replayed for further analysis.

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS

SURVEILLANCE AND DATA PROCESSING
Detection Ranges
Scanning Modes
Scan Rate
Accuracy
Detectable Radial Velocity
Target Capacity
Other Features
 
Pedestrian | (RCS 0.5 m²) | 8 km
Soldier | (RCS 1 m²) | 10 km
Vehicle | (RCS 10 m²) | 15 km
Large vehicle | (RCS 50 m²) | 24 km
Sector Scan (6° – 346°)
Continuous Rotation (n x 360°)
7°/sec or 14°/sec
Range: 3 m at 3 km range
Azimuth: ≦ 0.3°
from 1.0 km/h at 7°/sec scan rate
from 1.7 km/h at 14°/sec scan rate
10 plots / sec
Track While Scan, Clutter map, Spot Window, Doppler Audio, Automatic Classification, LPI, STC, CFAR

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS
Operation Principle
Frequency Band
Transmitted Power
Power Requirements
Selectable output channels
Operation
Environmental Specifications
Control levels
MTBF
Data/Control Interface
 
FMCW
X Band (NATO I/J Band)
max. 2W
28 V DC (22 – 33 V DC), max. 50 W
32
Continous 365/24
Tested according to MIL-STD-810G
Automatic, autonomous, local control, remote control
> 10 000 hrs
RS-485, Ethernet

FURTHER FEATURES
Low Radiated Power for Human Safety
Comprehensive BIT
32 Fixed channel and automatic hopping
Controller software: Freely Configurable Alarm and Dumb Zones, Map Handling, Fully Logged Operation and Replay, over 300 displayed tracks and 1000 displayed plots

BORDER SURVEILLANCE & ALARM SYSTEM
Multiple connected Beagle FT radars provide hermetical protection against illegal border crossers
Radars and cameras mounted on towers
Integrated in system: local, medium size or C4I
Thermal and daylight camera ranges are matched to radar range
Note: Distances are calculated based on geometrical values and do not take into account atmospheric conditions

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