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FreeScopes - Data Sheet

FreeScopes is a standardized browser-based graphical user interface for all SkyRadar applications.

It allows for 

  • plug-and-play availability of all SkyRadar products
  • no installation or maintenance of the software on the student computers (apart from exceptional cases, e.g. in the context of ILS, when voice communication is required)
  • 100s of concurrent users, working simultaneously on the same applications and radars (enabled through a private cloud server, located at the customer site).
  • drastically reduces system costs per user and makes SkyRadar the most economical training system (using real radars!) in the world
  • allows for easy and effortless expansion of the system (e.g., when adding additional primary or secondary radars)
  • accelerates the learning curve of students, as they are accustomed to the comfortable SkyRadar learning environment

The FreeScopes graphical user interface is currently available for the subject areas, described hereafter.

 

Subjects

Primary Surveillance Radars

Used as a standardized user interface for Pulse, Doppler, FMCW and SAR / iSAR radars, it provides all important scopes and control elements for the application. 

  • Scopes: A-Scopes, B-Scopes, Plan-Position-Indicator for PSR and SSR, Synthetic Aperture Radar Screen (SAR), inverse SAR (iSAR), Oscilloscope to visualize Frequency Shift Keying, 
  • Control Elements: Amplifiers and controls for synchronizer, receiver, signal processor (filters and amplifiers), motor control, as well as controls for the scopes (amplification, color setting, etc)
A-Scope-B-Scope-PPI-Video.png

Receiver with STC, Amplification and Threshold Controls

 

Secondary Surveillance Radars

FreeScopes also serves as GUI for the ADS-B radar. It provides the following user interfaces:

  • PPI Scope with information of key aircraft data as 3rd dimension (Visualization of DF17 Squitter Signal)
  • Visualization of interrogation and downlinks as pulse diagrams as well as in a table
ADS-B Plan-Position-Indicatior      

 

Primary and Secondary Surveillance Radar Simulators

Used as a standardized user interface for Pulse, Doppler, CW, FMCW and SAR / iSAR simulators, it provides all important scopes and control elements for the application. 

  • Scopes: A-Scopes, B-Scopes, Plan-Position-Indicator for PSR,  Synthetic Aperture Radar Screen (SAR), inverse SAR (iSAR)
  • PPIs: SSR Mode A/C and Mode S, ADS-B
  • Pulse Diagrams and table Sidelobe Surpression, uplink format (UF), downlink format (DF), DBS registers
  • Pseudo-Pilot Screens
  • Control Elements: Amplifiers and controls for synchronizer, receiver, signal processor (filters and amplifiers), motor control, as well as controls for the scopes (amplification, color setting, etc)
SkyRadar-Simulator-Banner-1.png   Pseudo-Pilot-Position SkyRadar Simulator

 

NAVAIDS Training Simulators

Used as a standardized user interface for Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), Distance Measuring Equipments (DME), VHF Omnidirectional Ranges (VOR).

Instrument Landing System - Simulator SkyRadar

e-CARGO Operations and Cybersecurity Training Laboratory

FreeScopes provides all major GUIs required for eCARGO handling in compliance to IATA eCARGO XML including a CARGO-Scan simulator and cybersecurity screens for European Union ACC3 oriented Cybersecurity training

  • e-Airway Bill (eAWB), e-Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods (eSDG), e-Advanced Cargo Information (eACI), e-Consignment Security Declaration (eCSD), Flight Data Information System (FDI)
  • Cybersecurity UI
  • Cargo Scanner (for simulator)
Cybersecurity Trainer   bottles in the x-ray simulator

Delivery and Export Regulations based on European Law

SkyRadar produces products to train the civil use of radar equipment. We actively take that mission to makes this world a better and safer place. We do not provide goods which are in conflict of the dual use regulation (unless with specific written consent of the European Regulation Bodies and if the purpose is a peaceful one). SkyRadar has received a general export permit No. 40066564 dated 22.08.2011.

SkyRadar emphasizes that the COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 428/2009 and its amendments are the only authentic legal reference and that the information in this document does not constitute legal advice.The dual use regulation, in particular paragraph 6A008 does not control "Displays or monitors used for air traffic control (ATC)", as done by SkyRadar FreeScopes.

Section l.1 of paragraph 6A008 addresses "Automatic target tracking" providing, at any antenna rotation, the predicted target position beyond the time of the next antenna beam passage. This paragraph however does not "control conflict alert capability in ATC systems". Only that is done by the SkyRadar FreeScopes software. Target tracking in terms of trajectory projection, as done by military systems is explicitly excluded and not part of the system.

Paragraph 6A108 concerns Radar systems and tracking systems, other than those specified in entry 6A008. It covers Radar and laser radar systems designed or modified for use in space launch vehicles specified in 9A004 or sounding rockets specified in 9A104. This is not applicable to the SkyRadar training equipment.