RadioInspector RP – Advanced Post Processing and Analysis.
RadioInspector RP is a program that enables post-processing and analysis of stored frequency scan information taken by the main RadioInspector program.
RadioInspector RP is not programmed or locked to any specific receiver and can be used as a stand-alone program. Data collected from any RadioInspector supported receiver can be uploaded for processing and post analysis with a single copy (license) of RadioInspector RP, such as at a central post processing or command center. RadioInspector RP does require any connected hardware and can be uploaded on any computer for use with the included security dongle.
Files are easily, intuitively loaded into RadioInspector RP using the built-in file management tools that ensure data integrity. All captured signal data files are stored in the main RadioInspector data base and can be searched by time and date, frequency or frequency band and receiver / spectrum analyzer model used for data collection. Complete scans can be replayed at operator selected speeds both forward and reverse, and any part of a saved scan can be isolated by frequency, frequency range or time and date, and saved as new file for analysis of specific bands, signals of interest or detected spectrum events. Current, maximum and average trace values can also be displayed and saved as reference traces.
Stored radio frequency scan information includes details concerning technical signal parameters such as frequency, power amplitude, time, and modulation components. Recorded checkpoints can be recalled, spectrum masks displayed on the GUI and reference traces displayed with trace differences for comparative analysis. The ability to store, save and replay previous scans with technical signal parameter information as well as environmental geospatial information (when a GPS receiver is connected during data collection) is a powerful tool for Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum monitoring.
RadioInspector RP post analysis includes a time pattern recognition feature. The graph displays the maximum signal level dB recorded at the specific date and time as per the displayed scale across the bottom of the window. This is helpful when for searching for burst transmitters and sophisticated threat devices that store recorded audio and burst transmit the signal on a periodic basis. The scale moves in time as the spectrum scan is replayed.
Specific frequency ranges within the saved scan file can be selected for display and analysis. Full signal parameter measurements can be made including occupied frequency bandwidth and field strength measurements as well as measuring frequency of employment. Potential sources of interference can be analyzed by performing analysis of signal harmonics, up to the 7th harmonic and intermodulation analysis of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th orders of magnitude.
The geographic Information support system option adds a powerful digital mapping feature using built-in Open Street Maps that displays geospatial information including signal level, coordinates, altitude and speed during mobile data collection (drive testing) and emitter geospatial analysis based on recorded signal strengths, GPS and mapping information. Mobile routes are recorded and displayed onto the digital map. Transmitter locations can be displayed on the map and coverage zones calculated.
Using these advanced TSCM tools, complex technical emissions such as burst transmitters, frequency hoppers and ultra-wide band signals can be detected and analyzed. RadioInspector RP provides maximum flexibility when performing post analysis of the RF spectrum particularly when comparing information over significant historical time periods.
NOTE: Post analysis and processing of recorded IQ data is performed with the IQ Process Pro software application. For more information, please see the RadioInspector IQ Data Analysis section.
RadioInspector RP Features
Features of the RadioInspector RP program include:
- Post analysis of recorded RF spectrum monitoring and signal detection scanning data files.
- Detailed parameter analysis of characteristics of individual signals with advanced post processing.
- The ability to recall and display any saved RadioInspector scan with analysis and play back of all sweep data including 2D and 3D RF spectrum waterfall displays in real time, forwards or backwards at operator selected speeds.
- Post processing and analysis of data collected with any RadioInspector supported receiver, spectrum analyzer or SDR receiver instrument.
- Runs with collected spectrum data files as a stand-alone application and does not require RadioInspector RT or RC be installed and does not require any connected receiver hardware.
- Individual signal analysis using marker and cursor measurements.
- Multiple analysis windows.
- Reference trace comparison.
- Advanced configurable graphical user interface (GUI).
- 2D and 3D waterfall displays with unique dynamic compression and increased resolution capability, without losing geo-spatial information, using operator selected compression and resolution ratios.
- 2D and 3D waterfalls include zoom control with a GUI that can be resized. 3D waterfall is scalable on the X and Y axis with colour enhanced signal level visualization for unprecedented detailed analysis and identification.
- Displaying and zoom in/out and scaling of RF spectrum traces over an operator-selected range of frequencies including current, maximum, minimum and average values.
- User defined spectrum masks which can be displayed over the scanning GUI.
- The ability to construct a baseline RF signal trace from stored data, to use as a reference trace to compare with the results of live RF monitoring.
- Displaying current, maximum, minimum and averages vales traces.
- Analysis of recorded demodulated audio files using the built-in Audio Analysis Program.
- RF spectrum analysis tools using frequency and time techniques determining the frequency or signal bandwidth, field strength and other characteristics.
- The ability to search for signal anomalies and sources of interference with harmonic and intermodulation analysis.
- Dynamically adjustable user windows.
- User-enabled multiple marker and cursor measurements.
- Measurement standards calculator and values converter.
- Cross Platform Analysis capability for export / sharing of entire spectrum scans with all associated data and all saved files with other RadioInspector systems utilizing any supported receiver hardware.
- Geographic Information Support for measurement analysis including Direction Finding (DF) and telecom ‘Drive’ testing. The ability to replay the geo-spatial activity of recorded signal strengths plotted on a map captured during drive testing or emitter locating with RadioInspector to support signal analysis. (*Requires the Geographic Information Support System Option)
- Seamless exporting of all displayed information into various formats including text and graphic files for reporting.