Military spectrum & EMSO

Spectrum monitoring solutions ensure military users can achieve spectrum dominance and military superiority

Overview

The electromagnetic spectrum is the central nervous system of military operations. On the front line, military forces are faced with a huge challenge when navigating spectrum usage between friendly, civilian, and enemy forces. Spectrum monitoring allows armed forces to ensure they achieve spectrum dominance by monitoring enemy emissions, detecting UAVs, ensuring the correct use of radio frequencies, and maintaining different levels of EMCON. 

Closer to home, military bases and test ranges use essential electronic hardware that produces a variety of RF spectrum emissions. Spectrum managers carefully monitor and manage these emissions to ensure spectrum allocations are optimized and to resolve any potential interference issues. This can be undertaken in one of two ways: reactively by manual interference hunting after the problem is reported or proactively with a network of sensitive RF receivers and dedicated spectrum monitoring software. The second option allows the spectrum to be monitored continuously and autonomously from a centralized location. 

  • Highly sensitive RF receivers 

  • Wide dynamic range

  • Identify signals of interest

  • Real-time analysis

  • Automated software

  • Remote monitoring

Military spectrum & EMSO applications

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Military spectrum monitoring & EMSO

Monitoring RF emissions ensures spectrum allocations are optimized and any potential interference issues can be promptly resolved.  

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Electromagnetic battle management

By effectively managing the electromagnetic environment, military forces can improve their operational capabilities, protect their communications and electronic systems, and increase the likelihood of mission success. 

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DF & geolocation

DF & geolocation techniques allow operators to detect, classify, and locate signals of interest over a wide area.  

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Signal intelligence

Monitoring the spectrum enables the detection, analysis, and exploitation of adversaries’ electronic signals to support decision-making and protect against threats. 

EMCON
EMCON

When electronic emissions need to be managed and controlled, spectrum monitoring provides enhanced operational security, control, and effectiveness.   

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Drone detection

Passively monitoring drones with an RF sensing system allows operators to geolocate multiple drones and operator emissions in 3D in real time. 

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Passive air defense

Passive 3D geolocation of hostile aircraft over a wide area extends reach beyond radar and provides enhanced situational awareness in both testing and battlespace environments. 

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Signals analysis & SIGINT

Finding and recording signals of interest in high-fidelity maximizes the intelligence picture and allows operators to feed the intelligence cycle. 

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Spectrum monitoring expertise

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Key radio parameters for spectrum monitoring receivers

Why key radio parameters and minimum recommended values of the receiver are so important and need to be clearly understood.

Principles of geolocation techniques
Principles of geolocation techniques
We seek to unpick an alphabet soup of available geolocation of RF signals techniques (AoA, TDOA, FDOA & POA)
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Spectrum monitoring & geolocation systems

An overview of contemporary radio spectrum monitoring practice and the sensor and geolocation technologies required to meet the emerging challenges.

ISR MISSIONS AT SEA & ACROSS HOSTILE BORDERS
DETECTION & 3D GEOLOCATION OF AERIAL TARGETS OVER WIDE AREAS
ACHIEVING SPECTRUM DOMINANCE ACROSS MULTIPLE MILITARY AIRBASES
DEPLOYMENT STORIES
ISR MISSIONS AT SEA & ACROSS HOSTILE BORDERS

How combining ground & air-based RF sensors improved ISR and target acquisition.

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DEPLOYMENT STORIES
DETECTION & 3D GEOLOCATION OF AERIAL TARGETS OVER WIDE AREAS

How a NATO partner built an air defense platform to increase national security 

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DEPLOYMENT STORIES
ACHIEVING SPECTRUM DOMINANCE ACROSS MULTIPLE MILITARY AIRBASES

How a NATO member monitors the spectrum of multiple locations from one central location.

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