The best monitoring hardware demands the best software. And this is it. Everything you need to manage the spectrum in real time, hunt interference, schedule missions, derive actionable intelligence and react to threats. New features and capabilities are added with every release.
Resolve complex interference in real time
Many different signal types are potential sources of interference, indicators of illegal activity or unauthorised spectrum use.
Direction finding and individual geolocation techniques are each effective for only a limited range of target signal types, which varies according to many factors including signal bandwidth, modulation, power, background noise, pulse duration and receiver speed.
The most reliable and cost-effective method to ensure detection and successful localization of the maximum range of target signal types is to combine each technique in a single real-time overlay. The RFeye® supports multiple DF and geolocation techniques including Angle of Arrival (AOA), Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) and Power on Arrival (POA).
Record and Playback
The software allows data to be recorded and played back via a simple interface. Recording can be manual using the “Record” button and all data processes that are running in the software at the time will be recorded. Alternatively, recording can be set to trigger on a mask breakage in which case all data relating to the mask breakage will be recorded using predetermined parameters.
The Propagation Analysis module is a software plug-in that can be used to accurately model wide area spectrum monitoring capabilities at real-world locations.
The Propagation Analysis module offers immensely powerful RF simulation, planning and analysis tools for both natural topographical and man-made structural features.
The terrain data is first analysed for initial placement of receiver stations. This analysis allows the user to investigate the impingement on the first Fresnel zone between the receiver and potential target location. The analysis tools then use the in-built propagation models to investigate the receiver coverage and geolocation coverage. Most geolocation techniques require simultaneous data from one or more receivers and so a coverage analysis looks at how many receiver coverage areas can be seen at the same time. The receiver stations can then be best positioned to optimize the geolocation techniques being used.
The propagation of RF signals can be modeled to varying degrees of complexity. In the most basic form, the Free Space model can be used which simply relies on the Friis Transmission Equation allowing simulation of the decrease in received power for increasing frequency and distance from the transmitter. Complexity and real-world correspondence is cumulatively built up with Earth Curvature, Line Of Sight and Fresnel models allowing the inclusion of horizon effects, obstacle shadowing, and obstacle diffraction and reflection effects respectively. This propagation modelling ensures the accuracy of geolocation and monitoring simulations as well as allowing propagation analysis coverage maps to be generated.
Receiver Nodes can be set to automatically upload spectrum measurements to a database. This allows remote viewing of Node data over IP as well as querying, filtering and graphing of the measurements of interest. Whether you’re organizing Nodes into user-defined groups or searching occupancy graphs by time and date, RFeye® software makes large networks, and the resulting data, easy to manage.
Other database functions for big spectrum data include management and filtering of historical spectrum sweeps for overlay onto spectrum maps and management of licenses with the licence database.