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Radar Siting for Mobile Operations
WxAnalyst's COLLADA Radar Analysis Suite for mobile radar applications supports rapid deployment of vehicle-based radars in complex terrain. Global coverage is provided in a small self-contained package without connection to the internet.
Originally developed for interactive geobrowser operations with Google Earth (GE), the software suite has been expanded to operate with NASA World Wind JAVA (WWJ). The NASA WWJ geobrowser allows operations on any compute platform supporting the JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) and includes portable global DEMs with resolutions as high as 30 meters.
Operations without Internet Connectivity
Interactive visualization of COLLADA Radar Products in GE requires connectivity to Google’s map database and Surface Digital Elevation Model (DEM). For portable and mobile operations without internet access, WxAnalyst offers a detachable data drive loaded with an independent map database and several Digital Elevation Models.
What You See Is What You Get
COLLADA Radar Products offer a new 4D and interactive perspective on radar, lidar, camera placement, analysis of signal propagation and utility, product validation, and new composite visualizations in the geobrowser Common Operating Environment (COE). Users literally see where they are, and what they can and cannot see due to terrain and manmade objects which may block their view.
Additional technical information on “How to Use and Interpret COLLADA Radar Products” and “WxAzygy® Tools for Mobile Radar” are available as a downloadable pdf from WxAnalyst at http://wxanalyst.com. Instructional videos are available on YouTube under “WxAzygy®”.
WxAnalyst is an innovative scientific and technical research and development company specializing in R&D and prototyping of geospatial applications and techniques with application in all aspects of the environmental sciences. WxAnalyst pioneered the use of COLLADA Computing™ to turn big data into understandable actionable information. WxAnalyst has ongoing projects in weather applications for the aviation industry, occultation and site placement software for radar, lidar, and sonar, and virtual globe activities including the Google Earth and NASA World Wind geobrowsers. Successful SBIR contracts provide the opportunity for Government Agencies to work with WxAnalyst on a sole-source basis
WxAnalyst developed its patented WxAzygy® and COLLADA Computing™ innovations under NASA’s SBIR program with Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center. The basic concept takes advantage of the COLLADA™ open standard for 3D graphics to provide game-quality rendering of the real world. COLLADA was originally introduced by Sony Computer Entertainment for exchange of 3D digital graphics between digital content providers and software. Now managed by The KHRONOS GROUP, COLLADA provides a common framework for representing and combining the diverse set of geophysical data in the atmosphere and space, and across boundaries for simultaneous operations in the atmosphere, in space, underwater and underground.