Cost-efficient and Extensible RF Spectrum Monitoring & Management

With spectrum analysis and spectrum management requirements expanding into a wide range of new and challenging arenas, the traditional standalone spectrum analyzer approach is often coming up short in its lack of adaptability for today’s field-intensive applications.

In addition, the inherent high cost associated with “putting everything in one box” makes conventional analyzers a poor match for some of today’s field-deployment scenarios, in which large numbers of lower cost analyzers need to be deployed to monitor remote facilities and/ or signals intelligence (SIGINT).

This white paper lays out an entirely new approach to these challenges. By maximizing the capabilities of a highly portable spectrum analyzer, designed from the ground up for seamless integration with laptop PCs through an easy-to-use application programming interface (API), and an extensible open source platform, this new approach both lowers overall costs and maximizes flexibility.