Spectrum Monitoring

Spectrum Monitoring

Spectrum Monitoring is a 24×7 requirement as communications are dependent on clear and uninterrupted access to spectrum.

Traditional, manual methods to ensure spectrum availability and quality are extremely inefficient and costly, but also fail to spot intermittent interference and other short-term communication bursts or issues.

Existing, automated monitoring technologies are designed as data collectors without powerful real-time processing engines. This means that issues can only be identified when the data has been processed, which lengthens the time to produce reports or gain situational intelligence that is perhaps days or weeks out of date by the time the issue is diagnosed.

Furthermore, these existing technologies are often stove-piped, focus on a much narrower frequency range and are unable to work as collaborative systems, in addition to being complex to configure and deploy.

As wireless technologies have evolved and spectrum usage increases, automated systems, capable of making sense of complex wireless environments quickly and providing actionable real-time data, have become critical for both network operations and security, not forgetting user satisfaction. Systems capable of understanding where noise or issues exist, as well as where under-utilized spectrum can be found and adjusting in dynamic environments are critical.

SigBASE Solution

To address these complex challenges, Digital Global Systems developed SigBASE automated monitoring and signals analysis systems, which are fast to implement, easy to utilize and highly collaborative.

SigBASE’s automatic signal detect and temporal feature extraction enable 24×7 unattended monitoring with immediate data analysis and system generated triggers and alerts, that enable real-time responses to issues.

SigBASE spectrum management platform can be used in permanent, semi-permanent, and transportable deployments. Ruggedized mobile units, which are easy to configure and operate, enable field-based analysis and also support third party software platforms, making spectrum analysis and management more robust and efficient.

Mobile units can also link back to a centralized server, or to additional units across wide geographies through our Connect Anywhere network self-discovery feature. This feature enables the creation of a distributed spectrum monitoring network, unlike anything else currently available.

Data collected on both mobile and fixed units can remain stored on the unit or be efficiently back-hauled to a centralized server for more robust analytics. Our smart backhaul capability ensures the data is sent only when the network is clear.

Spectral displays, showing signal characteristics such as frequency, power, time, and more, can be viewed on remote devices with full command and control from a network operations center. This means engineers don’t have to remain physically onsite, enabling them to view and analyze real-time or historical spectral data, with complete control from wherever they are.