Despite all innovations and developments, radar is a 20th century technology that can almost be called ‘traditional’ in the face of worldwide digitization of automation tasks. One main difference between the use of radar technology in the past and present lies in the availability of intelligent algorithms and software tools.
Our own Human Machine Interface, iWeb, gives our customers easy access to all relevant automation process data (inventory control, volume flow, distances etc) and low level access to some solution calibration functions (sensor orientation, IP etc). The low-barrier usability makes iWeb widely popular with machine operators while camouflaging the complex algorithms that lie at its heart.
A simple equation: no Linux = no success for indurad. It was only with the flexibility offered by open source software solutions that we could really start dreaming of customizing our solutions to the level we wanted – while still maintaining a high degree of re-usability and scalability. That is why we work with Linux.
The language of choice for us: processing raw radar data with complex algorithms on hardware developed for robust outdoor use. With C++, we can use our hardware to the fullest extent and create high-performance abstractions for intricate applications. That is why C++ is our main programming language.
We use Qt and OpenGL for high-performance 3D visualizations both internally for analytical tools as well as for customer visualizations. We optimize our work with other tools made with Python to make our day-to-day tasks more manageable and more efficient to handle.