The Tracker Radar Console (TRC) provides a sophisticated, graphically-orientated, human-machine interface for optronic and radar trackers such as the RTS 6400 Optronics Radar Tracker (ORT). The system simultaneously displays tracking video from several ORT sensors and overlays high-resolution graphics and symbology to facilitate searching for and tracking of targets by the operator, as well as weapons firing.
In addition, the TRC allows the user to configure, calibrate and control the Tracker Radar using a combination of handgrip, rollerball, fast function keys and on-screen menus.
The features of TRC are as follows :
A standardised Versatile Modular Console (VMC) designed for the SA Navy is used for the TRC. The TRC Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI) was developed by C²I² Systems. The software was designed using the latest in Object-Orientated Design (OOD) methodologies and implemented using an Object-Orientated Programming (OOP) language, C++. The host operating system is Windows NT Embedded V4, which provides high-speed graphics and fail-safe operation.
The computing segment of the TRC uses an embedded VME platform, with VME Pentium processor cards. The TRC interfaces to the Tracker Radar, a well as to other sub-systems, using an FDDI local area network, employing the real-time transport protocol XTP.
Graphics symbologies are displayed on the TRC with a 20 ms update rate. This provides for very responsive operator interaction.
TRC Issue 3 2010-09-01