Listening for Trouble with Rohde & Schwarz

Transportable monitoring station with the R&S UMS400.
Transportable monitoring station with the R&S UMS400.

Rohde & Schwarz will showcase dedicated support for COMINT and communications electronic support measures (CESM) and spectrum monitoring missions.

This includes the R&S UMS400 lightweight universal monitoring system, new direction finding and monitoring antennas, and the very intuitive R&S CEPTOR radio monitoring software.

R&S UMS400 is developed for spectrum monitoring and radio location from 8kHz to 8GHz (extendable up to 20GHz) and features a compact outdoor housing with excellent size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics. Its superior spectrum performance brings great value to advanced COMINT platform systems. The system is vital to obtaining actionable intelligence for situational awareness and contribute to larger multi sensor intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions and force protection during tactical operations.

The new R&S ADD557SR and R&S ADD597 monitoring and direction-finding antenna systems deliver reliable measurement results even in dense spectrum environments. They are typically installed on mobile platforms in combination with a multichannel direction finder (R&S ADD557SR) or a single-channel direction finder (R&S ADD597) to detect and geolocate tactical low probability of intercept (LPI) communications as well as critical conventional communications, such as private mobile radios (PMR).

The R&S CEPTOR software controls radio monitoring systems for public safety and security authorities and armed forces for situational awareness in constantly changing communications environments. The intuitive and clearly structured interface guides users through typical workflows. Tasks are performed quickly and effectively and practical default settings and automated steps provide support and deliver the desired results without users having to worry about the specific characteristics of each sensor.

On top of that we will showcase our naval competence with the NAVICS voice communications system for maritime platforms. The NAVICS fully IP-based ICS interconnects distributed on-board voice terminals and other subsystems for internal and external communications through a uniform IP network. It uses ruggedised, highly available R&S IT technology with accreditable security.

by Andrew Drwiega