Portable recorder analyses RF spectrum data to 8GHz/18GHz

9th June 2017
Source: CRFS
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Portable recorder analyses RF spectrum data to 8GHz/18GHz

The RFeye Portable Recorder system from CRFS offers high fidelity capture, record and analysis of wideband RF spectrum data to 8GHz or 18GHz. It was launched at EW Europe. Compact and weighing less than 3kg, the RFeye Portable Recorder has been designed for use in the field or on the bench.

It captures to disk full line-rate 16 bit I/Q data at up to 100 MHz instantaneous bandwidth. Powerful RFeye DeepView signal browser and analysis software enables multi-terabyte captured data to be searched and analysed fast and efficiently.

Applications include complete assurance on and around spectrum critical sites such as ranges and airfields; SigInt/EW uses for capture and recognition of different pulse signatures and understanding of the RF environment; radar and EW test and simulation scenarios.

The system is modular and comes with 8GHz and 18GHz receiver modules with matched SSD storage modules of up to 6.4 TB each. Thunderbolt 3 connectivity allows up to 6 modules to be simultaneously connected to a single laptop allowing for multi-channel deployments.

RFeye DeepView software enables management and cataloguing of massive data sets with advanced tools for analysis, visualisation and spectrum reconstruction.

Bradley concluded, “True high-fidelity record and playback of all RF spectrum events will enable forensic post-analysis on huge data sets and reconstruction of any signal/event happening in the data set, as well as retrospective geolocation missions. Our aim is to help our customers efficiently to convert their captured data into actionable intelligence.”

CRFS is currently engaged in evaluations of the Portable Recorder with lead customers and will be taking orders for delivery in 3 months.


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