CRFS Introduces Pulse detection and WAV-E Features in The Latest RFeye Site Software Update

CRFS Introduces Pulse detection and WAV-E Features in The Latest RFeye Site Software Update

CRFS introduced the latest version of RFeye Site 1.49 containing a couple of small features that could have a large impact for customers. RFeye® Site is a state-of-the-art desktop application from CRFS for all real-time monitoring and geolocation requirements. It includes all the essential functionality needed for spectrum monitoring and management tasks such as: carrying out RF spectrum sweeps; IQ capture; measurements of power, occupancy, bandwidth and frequency deviation; and visualization via interactive charts and graphs.

The RFeye Site 1.49 includes the support for exporting I/Q in WAV-E format and pulse within pulse detection. In addition to these new features, RFeye Site 1.49 also contains a raft of small improvements to the user experience and bug fixes.

WAV-E Support

When users ask a Node to capture an I/Q snippet, in addition to XDAT and HDF5, they can now set it to record in WAV-E. This feature is particularly useful if the recorded signal contains audio, such as voice traffic. Standard wav IQ recordings are lossy because the meta section is intended for audio, so there is limited information such as sample rate and number of samples. WAV- E adds additional information like signal time, frequency, and bandwidth. A WAV-E recording can be useful as evidence when prosecuting unauthorized broadcasters e.g., pirate radio or for analyzing PPT radio signals for intelligence gathering.

Pulse within Pulse Detection

RFeye Site already has the ability to detect signals based on their pulse frequency, amplitude, and duration. However, if a pulsed signal is hiding within another pulsed signal, it can be hard to detect the signal you are looking for. This is where pulse within pulse detection comes in.

Basic pulse detection

If users are looking for a specific pulsed RF signal, they can configure the signal detector in RFeye Site to look for pulses within a certain frequency range, amplitude, and duration.

If the detector finds a pulse that matches the specified parameters, it will return a positive result. But sometimes a signal can be masked by another pulse. In the example below, the detector is set to look for “Pulse 1”. However, Pulse 1 is masked by Pulse 2, so the detector can’t see it is a separate signal.

New Pulse within Pulse Detection

To combat this scenario, there is an option within the new version of RFeye Site to turn on Pulse In Pulse. When enabled, RFeye Site will examine each detected pulse to look for the presence of additional signals. It will then apply a new threshold to check if this signal matches the desired pulse. This feature can be useful in detecting radar pulses that may be hidden by 5G signals for example.

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