16 June 2022
by Olivia Savage
Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates a new prototype task-orientated software for radio monitoring at Eurosatory 2022. (Olivia Savage)
Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has unveiled a new radio monitoring software at Eurosatory 2022 defence exhibition in Paris.
The software ‘Ceptor’ controls radio monitoring systems, and has an intuitive structured user-interface that guides the user through typical work procedures, Luc Dondainas, domain expert in communications Intelligence (COMINT) and manportable communications electronic support measures (C-ESM) at R&S told
Specific tasks can be logged and saved on the system, enabling a range of individuals, including those not necessarily skilled in COMINT, to use the platform, Dondainas explained.
Ceptor is in the development phase, with opportunities for companies to provide input and suggestions on the evolution of the system, Dondainas added.
Significant applications associated with Ceptor include searching for signals and observing known transmitters, collecting radio frequency (RF) spectrum data, calculating spectral usage and active transmitters, direction finding (DF), and a ‘MobileLocator’ system for homing-in on transmitters with a moving DF sensor, the company said.
“Running, stopped, and most recent” tasks are saved to enable quick access and operability, the company said.