SigBASETM 6000

SigBASE™ 6000

SigBase® 6000 System Wideband Automated Spectrum Monitoring with Direction Finding

SigBase™6000 is an autonomous and intelligent spectrum monitoring system. With up to 320 MHz of real-time bandwidth and a logic engine capable of configuring multiple independent receivers, the system is engineered to operate within the most demanding Signal environments.

The SigBase™ 6000 unique learning engine models regarding the customary and expected signal activity. These baseline environmental models can be used for optimization efforts such as channel planning, as well as the detection of intermittent interference and illicit activity.

The SigBase™ 6000 can operate independently or as part of a distributed network of nodes. When new or previously unknown signals are detected, and based on pre determined parameters, detailed alerts are sent to remote terminals in order to notify stakeholders. For direction finding applications, the networked approach enables a “CUT,” to be provided to the operator as the azimuth’s intersect, aiding advanced understanding of the location of potential activity.

Features

    • Up to 320 MHz of real-time bandwidth per server

Radio options:

    • 40 MHz DDC phase coherent
    • 80 MHz Superheterodyne

Modes of operation:

  • Wideband detect (sweep) and
  • stare (Fixed up to 80 MHz)
  • Aggregates spectral data automatically, builds baselines and classifies signals of interest
  • Edge processing identifies conflicts to baselines, which may be associated with interference or illicit activity
  • Web interface acts as presentation layer for distributed receiver network
  • Direction Finding capability provides general location of transmitting source

Receiver Specifications:

    • Frequency Range: 20 MHz to 6 GHz
    • Bandwidth: Up to 80 MHz per channel
    • Design: Superheterodyne
    • Operation: Independent tuning or phase coherent

Processing Specifications:

  • Intel Xeon Gold Processor
  • Quad-channel RAM, DDR4
  • 2333 MHz or Higher
  • GbE LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Type-N Female Connectors

Two-stage Superheterodyne architecture provides wide dynamic range and reduces spurs to provide greater accuracy.

  • SigBase automates the processes of data collection and analysis, which are traditionally manual and cumbersome:
  • reducing operational bandwidth required
  • shortening the time to distill actionable data
  • Complex network deployments are replaced with flexible, easy and secure setups:
  • reducing installation time and need to revisit the site
  • providing faster access to information
  • fostering an easier approval process with enterprise IT
  • Machine learning automates baselining, triggering and alarming reducing the complexity associated with monitoring spectrum:
  • simplifying the process of finding intermittent events
  • highlighting and alerting the presence of bad actors
  • identifying the presence of illegal transmissions/jammers
  • SigBase provides an agile user interface, which is simple to operate, can integrate, or be integrated with 3rd party systems:
  • allowing critical personnel to easily ascertain actional data on-site or remotely
  • facilitating the combination of multiple situational intelligence tools in one common platform

  • Remote spectral display, with waterfall
  • Configurable scan settings
  • Scan individual blocks of spectrum for configurable durations of time
  • LMR Demod (DMR, P25, D-STAR, NXDN, TETRA)
  • Forward Link Control Channel Demod (LTE, UMTS, GSM, CDMA)
  • Alarm manager with tracks both spectrum and health alarms
  • IQ recording and retransmit capability
  • Automated signal recognition program
  • providing noise floor values
  • differentiates signals from noise automatically
  • stores data efficiently for reporting
  • automated trigger establishment based
  • Fixed operation (with remote access over the web) enables
  • 24/7 unattended analysis – capturing chronic and intermittent events
  • Data to be fed via JSON messages to 3rd party systems
  • Direction Finding requires 3 nodes minimum for operation. Requires AI processing for detection

Drone Detect

The SigBase™ 6000 drone detect module (optional), can detect and classify multiple types of UAS from a significant distance.  This provides actionable information regarding the presence of a threat, its characteristics and its line of bearing.  Information regarding the controller is also made available.  The system’s detection range and speed are superior to other RF based systems in the market.

Conflict Detection

Three differentiators of the system, are its ability to perform complex mathematics on the node, aggregate data over time and perform automated actions based on observed conditions.  Time aggregated data regarding noise floor values and signal activity, enables the system to automatically identify unexpected activity.  When conflicts are detected, simple actions, such as e-mails to stakeholders can be completed autonomously.  More complex actions such as receiver retuning, IQ capture, demod and DF are also completed make data more actionable.

Demodulation

SigBase™ 6000 supports both PMR and Telco (forward link) demodulation packages.  For PMR, IF bandwidth, RSS, modulation type, radio ID and network ID (if available) can be displayed.  With this capability, details regarding a radio causing interference, can easily be identified.  The ability to determine GCI/PCI data, along with neighbor lists, enables operators to understand when conditions such as overshoot are occurring.