ACCS Surveillance System Integration

MIP-RADNET

MIP-RADNET is a surveillance system ACCS integration solution which covers the total air space of designated areas, countries, and enables controlled data sharing within neibouring NATO countries.

 

MIP-RADNET integrates an unlimited number of radars, ADS-B and Multilateration systems, with an unlimited number of Air Operations Centers simultaneously. It is a format and protocol converter where sensor data can travel unhindered throughout the system ensuring seamless integration of the Air Traffic network. Furthermore, MIP-RADNET provides unique plot position correction capabilities.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Radar System Optimization

The system can be used with all display systems. The centers can be Military Air Operations Centers, air traffic control centers, airport towers - or even mobile centers, as MIP is easy to connect on-site where needed. As such, radars with one format or protocol can be connected to an air traffic center with a different display system format or protocol. With this increased flexibility, air traffic centers can support each other, thereby giving each center wider radar coverage and increased display range. Furthermore, this overlap of centers and radars allows for fewer centers to be operational when the amount of air traffic decreases and, more importantly, greatly increases air safety, should a radar break down.

 

Operational Benefits

1) SYSTEM ADAPTABILITY

Protocols received from sensors vary, as do the protocols required by users and centers. MIP-RADNET receives sensor data of any protocol, such as RSRP, Catcas, HADR, and Asterix. Data is transmitted to Air Operations Centers in any format (synch, asynch, or network) regardless of received protocol. 

 

2) RUN OLD AND NEW SYSTEM IN PARALLEL

During the ACCS start-up period, MIP-RADNET can feed both ACCS and MASE in parallel. 

 

3) CONTROLLED DATA SHARING

ACCS radar data can be shared beneficially between countries - but the extent and nature of radar data sharing can be controlled with MIP-RADNET. Radar data is transmitted securely, and to pre-selected areas or countries only. Data is filtered to allow transmission of restricted radar data only. ACCS radar information can be selectively filtered to ensure that certain ACCS radar information is not transmitted.

 

4) RADAR DATA QUALITY CONTROL

The rather extensive quality criteria required by ACCS are checked and fulfilled before connecting to ACCS. MIP-RADNET analyses all radar data parameters, and establishes whether each radar in the network adheres to the high quality criteria of ACCS. The system analyses and documents any errors and uncertainties of every radar, and is used to compensate for these. Sensor performance is continually monitored over time by means of the Sensor Performance Monitor (SEP).

 

5) TIME STAMPING

To enable ACCS to deliver the correct plot time, the radar data must be time logged correctly and consistently. MIP-RADNET ensures consistent time-stamping, and compensates for any delays inherent to a radar. As such, ACCS is fed with consistent and time-reliable plots.

 

6) ONLINE PERFORMANCE MONITORING (OPM)

MIP-RADNET can be extended with a real-time online radar performance monitoring system. The Online Performance Monitor (OPM)  provides real-time coverage information, degradation alarms, and performance status of all radars in the network.

 

7) DATA TRANSMISSION

Data transmission to all parties concerned via network or point to point is evaluated before the integration with ACCS. MIP transfers data via the net only. Therefore no point-to-point communication is required.

 

8) ACCS to Radar Connection

Basically each radar must have an available plot port to ACCS. However, MIP-RADNET is the intermediary between the radar and ACCS.

 

Radar System Plot Correction Capabilities

MIP RADNET compensates for range and azimuth errors such as Slant Range to Ground Range, Azimuth Offset, and non-linearity in the antenna rotation, all of which are necessary corrections when multiple radars are used in a system. Please see Sensor Evaluation Program (SEP).

Download information sheet MIP-RADNET for ACCS