Accipiter’s Radar Intelligence NetworkTM (RIN) Platform Technology
… And Why You Need It!
As our world becomes more complex, automated and remotely operated; remote sensing, alerting and decision support becomes a necessity. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operators carrying out regular infrastructure inspections, in many cases need to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in a cost effective and routine manner; unmanned hydro-electric facilities need to ensure public safety and site security remotely; airports need to have awareness to birds and unauthorized drones that might impact aircraft movements and operations; critical infrastructure such as ports and waterside powerplants need to be aware of vessel movements, operational compliance and security concerns; and law enforcement needs to manage thousands of miles of maritime, air and land border crossings, search and rescue and be alerted to suspicious activity.
For every application and mission, there are a multitude of sensors available, including radars, cameras, cooperative RF such as ADS-B and AIS, and RF listening devices for other un-cooperative targets. In most cases, one size does not fit all, and a multi-sensor approach is required. Furthermore, when it comes to radar sensors, each specific application and mission may require unique technology types determined by the environment (air, ground or marine) and range (short, medium or long range) and more often than not, a combination of radar sensors from various manufacturers will be required to enable all domain awareness (ADA).
Inevitably, these sensors need to be combined and integrated to deliver the user with simple and consistent situational awareness, enabling informed decision making regardless of the technology type deployed. Consider purchasing a cell phone. Do you, as the user care about what antennas, radios, hardware or software are installed in each cell tower or in your mobile device? In most cases I guess not! Your main concern (mission) is to have the ability to make calls, receive data, run your apps and transmit data in a consistent, reliable manner; i.e. complete your mission with confidence.
Finally, striving for efficiency, breaking down business and government departmental silos will enable information sharing and efficient multi-mission use of surveillance assets, negating the requirement for sensor and system duplication. Using our cell phone analogy again, the cell towers and mobile devices today are designed and support multiple service providers preventing the requirement for each operator to install multiple towers in the same location, or user to carry multiple mobile devices.
As new technology and sensing products continue to be released, users are presented with the challenge of important legacy system being incompatible with their newly acquired systems.
So how can Accipiter help?
Accipiter offers several carefully engineered systems to address user’s particular surveillance needs, and they are all built on our patented and game-changing Radar Intelligence Network™ (RIN) platform technology. The RIN architecture ensures your system can easily adapt and grow with your changing threats and needs. Our novel approach to wide-area, real-time detection, tracking, post processing, and display coupled with on-the-fly and interactive analytics applied to historical target data sets us apart from any other radar systems provider, by giving you unprecedented situational understanding and decision support. Our RIN allows any number of sensors to seamlessly connect over any TCP/IP network to our patented M3® Target Information System which forms the heart of all our delivered systems. And because the RIN was engineered to be radar and sensor agnostic, existing and varied sensors may be integrated and new, appropriate sensor(s) can be selected to address your evolving mission.
Accipiter’s multi-sensor, multi-mission, multi-user M3® Target Information System (TIS) provides the ultimate in multi-sensor target data processing, query and retrieval, enabling rapid and efficient understanding that leads to strategic and tactical decision making. The TIS not only organizes, stores indefinitely, fuses, manages and distributes the rich sensor target data in earth coordinates; but it also drives an ecosystem of user apps we call Surveillance-to-Intelligence™ (S2I) tools to deliver tactical and strategic information to users. Furthermore, the TIS integrates with a Device Activation Processor (DAP) that can be radar-activated to trigger camera geo-coordinate queuing and acoustic hailing in response to identified target scenarios. Real-time replication technology (RTRT) mirrors the TIS to other locations for partner information sharing, data redundancy and evidence protection.
Accipiter Radar Corporation
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Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc
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Author: Simon Jerome (VP Sales & Marketing)
Date: 6th January 2023