CRFS launches new spectrum analysis software
CRFS’ new DeepView forensic spectrum analysis software promises a major enhancement to the collection of radio frequency signals, the company has told MONch in a written statement.
The software, “helps the user process and analyse vast quantities of spectrum data extremely quickly with forensic precision.” Alongside real time analysis, the software can, “analyse pre-recorded data in extremely high resolution to isolate hidden and low power signals.”
Moreover, “the recording and analysis is done continuously so there is no dead time between acquisition and analysis.” This capability translates into a very high probability of interception for signals of interest.” For the signals intelligence professional the ability of DeepView to analyse recorded signals is important: “Other (spectrum analysis software) relies upon signals being spotted in real-time, meaning it is easier to overlook short, intermittent or low power signals.”
The design of the software has been optimised to ensure that it is easy to use. Those, “with very little experience of RF signal analysis can be quickly trained to extract signals of interest from the spectrum.”
The DeepView software can be housed on a standard computer or server using the Windows operating system. Although dependent on the RF receiver to which the computer or server is connected, it can monitor bandwidths of nine kilohertz to eight gigahertz/GHz, or nine kilohertz to 18GHz with CRFS offering two models of receiver covering these wavebands. Both these receivers can cover 100 megahertz of gapless instantaneous bandwidth. The company adds that it has sold early versions of the software to customers in the military, aerospace and research communities.
Dr. Thomas Withington