M-scan

M-scan

M-scan
A type of radar display that is akin to an A-scan with a range step or a range notch. When the pulse is aligned with the step or the notch, the range can be read from the dial or the counter. Also known as an M-display or an M-indicator. See also A-scope.
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The Captor M-Scan Radar allows the pilot to track long and short range air-to-air and air-to-surface targets in a number of modes, including fixed, moving and multiple target tracking.
M-Scan first introduced MS "Mapping" into the biopharmaceutical characterisation field [1].
M-Scan has developed, applied and validated MS procedures to address the problems of bioproduct characterisation for regulatory body purposes.
Finmeccanica, via its firms Selex ES and Alenia Aermacchi would be adding to formulate, produce and integrate the new radar which presents several operational advantages over the mechanical M-scan, covering increased visual field and target detection, advanced air-to-surface capabilities and enhanced electronic protection measures.
Quality was a guiding principle and has been built into training, laboratory design and documentation , said Andrew Reason, Group Manager, SGS M-Scan Europe.
Furthermore, by offering biological testing under GMP, the expertise in cell-based assays and immunoassays from the Poitiers team complements SGS M-Scan laboratories to support the characterization, lot release and stability testing of biologics.
The new services will be offered from a dedicated suite in its SGS M-Scan facility, Wokingham, UK and slated to be fully operational by early Q4, 2013.