Identify and Geo-Locate RF Signals from Space Using the HawkEye Constellation

RF data analytics company, HawkEye 360, has introduced a first-of-its-kind radio frequency signal mapping product called RFGeo. HawkEye 360 uses a satellite constellation in low Earth orbit (LEO) identifies and geolocates specific radio signals worldwide to provide high-precision radio frequency mapping and analytics. The RFGeo product uses the unique data generated by the HawkEye Constellation of space-based RF sensing satellites to identify and geo-locate RF signals, providing a new global geospatial data layer. It is the company's first commercially available product.

Although RF signals are ubiquitous, there has never before been a commercially available product that can independently locate, process and track a broad range of signals. RFGeo will initially support identification and geo-location of maritime VHF radio channels, marine emergency distress beacons and vessel Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals. In the coming months, HawkEye 360 will expand the signal catalog to support more applications. Mapping RF signals will provide valuable insights for many markets, such as defense, border security, maritime, emergency response and telecommunications.

RFGeo provides our customers with a new view of activities on Earth using the RF spectrum. The company is enabling customers to link RF signal geo-locations from its RFGeo product to events occurring around the world and helping customers monitor RF signals to support a wide range of high-value applications and missions, such as maritime domain awareness.

RFGeo is part of HawkEye 360's core product line for delivering global spectrum awareness. The product simplifies the complexity of understanding RF signals by providing the coordinates and observed characteristics of the identified emitters. It delivers the RF analytics in a standardized format for loading into common commercial GIS software tools for further analysis.