Specifications
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go2MONITOR

go2MONITOR, an advanced concept for HF-VHF-UHF data protocol decoding. A smart solution including SDR control, recording, classification and decoding. Manual processing of relevant, intercepted communication is too expensive, too slow, insecure and incomplete. In this situation an automatic, flexible and expandable approach must be used at reasonable size and cost.

Specifications

System

Feature Remarks
Data acquisition - Configuration of mutliple wideband inputs (on request)
- Receiver: Frequency, Bandwidth, AGC, ATT controls etc., digital IF (complex baseband I/Q) up to 20 MHz (1 MHz in standard version)
- Streaming: Digital IF (complex baseband I/Q) up to 20 MHz (1 MHz in standard version), TCP/IP, PROCITEC/PLATH format
- Streaming: VITA49 (on request)
- Streaming: PXGF (on request)
- File digital IF (complex baseband I/Q 32bit), Bandwidth < 1 MHz
- File digital AF (complex WAV 8, 16, 32 Bit)
- File Playback of standard wav files
- File: Playback of Perseus and WiNRADiO recordings with correct frequency and time display
- File: Processing faster than real time
Audio Input DANA:
- < 2 MHz bandwidth
- Playlist (files)
- Loop mode
- IQ (complex) or audio (real) real files
- DC remove function
- Filtering
- Mirroring
- Time source switchable between File or System time
- Sample rate converter
- Center frequency tuning
- Sound card configuration
- Sound card input for analog singals, Virtual Audio cables (VAC), webradios
- Command-line mode
- TCP/IP streaming from DANA to go2MONITOR (remote computers
Data output - Visual output using XLST
- Continuous saved in files and SQL data base
- Protocol detection and production down to the content (text, audio, binaries)
- Timestamps for each XML meassage
- rec files for go2ANALYSE
- IQ files for later analysis
Classifier - 1 MHz bandwidth standard
- Manual or snapshot (10 s, 20 s etc.) mode. Continous (with Option AMT)
- Optional: HF: n*2.4 MHz, VUHF: n*20 MHz (with Option WCL)
Demodulators - Universal and specialized demodulators with AGC and AFC
- Baud rate tolerant (no problems with inaccurate sample rates)
- Recording of bitstreams for go2ANALYSE
Decoders - 1, 2, 4 , 8 or multiple of 32 channels (with option WMPC)
- Automatic change of decoder if signal changes in "Recognition + Decoding" mode
- Custom defined decoder lists for automatic decoding
- Programmable DDC bandwidth
- Proprietary Decoder Descript
GUI - Simple and intuitive to operate user interface
- Supports multiple monitors
- Drag-and-drop of frequencies, classifier results, stations
- Receiver control (Wideband, Narrowband, Multiple Wideband)
- Panorama display, spectrum(FFT), spectrogram
- Classi
ResultViewer Display of:
- Decoder output, demodulated audio files (CW, TETRA etc.), text output (BAUDOT, HFDL, etc.), binary files
- Recognized modems (protocols)
- Wide-/Narrowband classification results
- Recorded wide-/narrowband IF-signals
- Advanced filter, Result detail and Time/frequency filter are implemented as docking/floating windows
- ResultView table Display
- ResultView graphic Display
- Data filtering using SQL or scrpting
Recording - Wideband (up to 1 MHz)
- Narrowband DDC IQ channel
- Optional: Wideband n x 20 MHz
Signal Generator - For standard test signals., requires go2DECODE-P
Alphabets - Can be added to the decoder, free configurable (requires go2DECODE)
Own decoders - Add your own decoders using go2DECODE and our "Decoder Development Language"
Third party decoder - interface to the DDC channel output
- interface to the audio output (VAC)
Option: AMT Automatic Monitoring and Tasking
- Full automatic mission based monitoring (decoding, recording, classification)
- Easy overview over decoded, classified or recorded signals
- Powerful filtering functions
- Continuous classification
- Mission and tasks based on time, frequencies (ranges), RX location, classification, modulation, decoders, modulation parameters
- Live view in ResultViewer (continuous update) provides a fast overview over decoded, recorded and classified signals
Option: NRC Narrowband Receiver Control
- Frequency independent production on all 1/2/4 or 8 production channels
- Narrowband receivers offer a better sensitivity compared to wideband receivers
- Narrowband receivers consume less resources, as no DDC is required
- Monitor signals in different frequency ranges
- Possibility to add "virtual" receivers using ExtIO, which can connect to third parties DDC's or streams
Option: WCL Wideband Input, Classification 20 MHz
- Continuous mode (with option AMT)
- Snapshot mode
- Wideband waterfall display 2.4 MHz (HF) or 20 MHz (VUHF)
- Wideband classification 2.4 MHz (HF) or 20 MHz (VUHF)
- Normally delivered as a package consisting og receiver, computer and software
Option: WMPC Wideband Multi Production Channels
- Extend the number of software DDC channels to up to 200 channels (typical in steps of 32, inside up to 20 MHz bandwidth)
- All channels with demodulation, decoder, narrowband classifier and narrowband recording
- Easy overview over decoded, classified or recorded signals
- Normally delivered as a package consisting og receiver, computer and software
Option: WRC Wideband Recording, 20 MHz
- Lossless recording of up to 20MHz digital IF IQ data in standard WAV files
- Simultaneous storage of spectrum data for fast preview
- Loop recording
- Sequential recording
- Recording scheduler (with option AMT)
- Replay and signal extraction
- Same File format as PROCITEC WiRAS (for advanced recording analysis)
- Normally delivered as a package consisting og receiver, computer and software
Training - Very short training period
- Same technology as in the large monitoring systems
Remote Control - ICD (Interface control Document)
- API for C++
- API for Java
- Training on request
Documentation - PDF user manual, PDF Online-Help
ISO 9001:2008 - Company full certified (not only hardware)
Localisation - English
- German
- Others on request
License - USB-Dongle, SD-Card etc. (CodeMeter)
- Bound to hardware
- License sharing
PC hardware - Min. Intel I5 4 Core, 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM for 4 channels version
- Min. Intel I7 8 Core, 3 GHz, 8 GB RAM for 8 channels version
- HDD: min. 500 GB recommended (depends on recordings)
- Display min. 1920 x 1080 pixel or two displays 1280 x 1024 pixels, mult
OS - Windows 7 /10 64 bit Englisch or German
- Linux on request

Signal Analysis

Many parameters can be analyzed using the classifier, if more details are needed, then go2DECODE can be used as an extension of go2MONITOR.

Classifier

The minimum signal length for the wideband modulation classifier is 100 ms. Using the decoder (Recognition & Decoding) , the software is able to detect and process signals with a signal length of at least 1 ms.

Classifier Modulations

Modulation   recognition quality (Eb/No),
detection rate > 90%, false alarms < 1%
max. signal bandwidth HF 20 kHz
VUHF50/350 kHz
 
min. carrier to noise ratio 6 dB  
Analog modulation types USB, LSB, AM, FM  
ASK2/4 VUHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd 20 dB
(D)PSK2 A/B HF: 31.25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
7 - 10 dB, A/B Decision: 8 - 10 dB
(D)PSK4 A/B HF: 31.25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
8 - 12 dB, A/B Decision: 10 - 12 dB
(D)PSK8 A/B HF: 31.25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
HF: 8 - 12 dB, A/B Decision: 10 - 14 dB
V/UHF: 10 - 14 dB, A/B Decision: 12/14 dB
FM Broadcast Freq: 65 MHz - 108 MHz
50 kHz - 350 kHz
 
FSK2 HF: 25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
m = 0.5 - 10
11 - 15 dB
FSK4 HF: 25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
11 - 15 dB
MCFSK2 40 - 250 Bd
Modulation index >=1
120 - 1000 Hz channel spacing
2 - 64 channels
17 dB
MORSE 30 - 250 CPM  
MSK HF: 25 - 4800 Bd
V/UHF: 1.2 - 25 kBd
14 - 16 dB
Multichannel (D)PSK 2, 4 A/B max. 10 kHz signal bandwidth
50 - 300 Hz channel spacing
2 - 64 channels
13 - 15 dB
Multitone FSKn 3 - 200 ms (5 - 330 Bd)
5 - 64 tones
11 - 15 dB
OFDM 25 - 200 Bd
30 - 150 Hz channel spacing
14 - 18 dB
OTH Radar    
PSK16 HF: 300 - 4800 Bd
VUHF: 300 - 4800 Bd
14 - 16 dB
QAM HF: 1600 - 4800 Bd
VUHF: 1.6 - 25 kBd
22 dB

Classifier Output

Parameter OFDM Car FSK MFSK MSK CW PSK MC
PSK
QAM ASK MC
FSK
Voic FM
BC
OTH
RAD
Unkn
Modulation x x x x x x x x x x x x x    
Pitch                       x      
Type                       x      
Symbol rate x   x x x   x x x x x        
Order             x x   x          
Version             x x              
CPM           x                  
Dash Dot Ratio           x                  
Shift     x   x           x        
Channel spacing x     x       x     x        
Frequency x x x x x x x x x x x x x    
Bandwidth x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x
SNR x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x
Signal time x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x

Classifier Protocol Classifications

Protocols directly recognized in the classifier:

  • APCO-25
  • CODAN 3012 16 Channel PSK
  • CODAN 3212 16 Channel PSK
  • DMR
  • DMR Continuous
  • dPMR
  • D-STAR
  • HFDL
  • LINK11 (CLEW)
  • LINK11 (SLEW)
  • MIL-STD-188-110A Serial (single-tone) mode (a.k.a. STANAG 4539 )
  • MIL-STD-188-110B/C App. C (a.k.a. STANAG 4539 HDR )
  • MPT1327 1200Bd MSK
  • NXDN 2400 Bd
  • NXDN 4800 Bd
  • PACTOR II FEC
  • PACTOR-4
  • STANAG 4285/4481 (PSK)

Decoders and Demodulators

  1. MIL and PMR decoders may need an End-User-Certificate (depends on the country of the user)
  2. One decoder = one line (to shorten the list). For the full list, download the actual decoderlist
  3. Slow multitone modems are recommended to operate with fixed nominal frequency

Demodulators

Demodulator Name Remarks
AM / A3E  
Analogue Selcall  
ASK 2/4  
ASK2PSK2 (ASK4)  
ASK2PSK8  
ASK4PSK8  
Chirp  
CLOVER 2000  
CLOVER 2500  
CLOVER II  
Coquelet  
DPSK 2, 4, 8, 16 A/B  
F1A  
F6/F7B  
FM / F3E  
FSK 2 matched filter  
FSK 2, 3 auto-shift  
FSK 2, 3, 4 discr.  
LINK-11  
MDPSK 2, 4, 8, 16 A/B  
MFSK  
Morse, CW  
MPSK 2, 4, 8, 16 A/B  
MSK / GMSK  
MT63  
Multchannel FSK2  
MultiModem  
Multitone (MFSK)  
OFDM  
OQPSK  
PACTOR II/III  
PSK 2, 4, 8, 16 A/B  
PSK data aided Fast adaptive equalizer using known training sequences (via DDL)
PSK Soft Decision  
QAM16  
QAMn (16, 32, 36, 64, 128, 144, 256)  
TFM3  
THROB/THROBX  
USB-LSB / J3E  

Decoders

No Decoder, APC 6.2 Alias, Remarks Src Type
1 ACARS VHF   X VUHF
2 AIS   X VUHF
3 Alcatel 801H Alcatel 801H, detection only, X HF
4 ALE 2G MIL-188-141A; MIL-188-141B; ALE-400 X HF
5 ALE 3G MIL-188-141B App. C; STANAG 4538 - MIL
6 ALIS MERLIN; RS-ARQ X HF
7 ALIS 2 detection only X HF
8 APCO-25 P-25 - PMR
9 ARQ6-90 CCIR 518 Variant X HF
10 ARQ6-98 CCIR 518 Variant X HF
11 ARQ-E 4/8 cycle ARQ-1000 duplex X HF
12 ARQ-E3 CCIR 519 Variant; TDM 342 1 Channel X HF
13 ARQ-M2-242 ARQ-28; CCIR 242; CCIR 342; TDM 242 X HF
14 ARQ-M2-342 ARQ-58; TDM 342 X HF
15 ARQ-M4-242 ARQ-28; CCIR 242; CCIR 342-2; TDM 242 X HF
16 ARQ-M4-342 ARQ-58; TDM 342 X HF
17 ARQ-N ARQ-1000 duplex X HF
18 ASCII 7Bit   X HF
19 ASCII 8Bit   X HF
20 ATIS   X VUHF
21 Autocab   X VUHF
22 AUTOSPEC SPREAD 11; SPREAD 21 X HF
23 Baudot async 1.5 stop bit   X HF
24 Baudot sync   X HF
25 Baudot sync 2 stop bit   X HF
26 Baudot universal Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew Alphabets X HF
27 BIIS   X VUHF
28 BULG-ASCII IRA-ARQ X HF
29 CHN 4+4   - MIL
30 CHU   X HF
31 CIS 405 3915 CIS 40.5; FROST1 X HF
32 CIS FSK 200/500   X HF
33 CIS-11 TORG 10/11 X HF
34 CIS-12 CIS AT3104; CIS-20; FIRE; MS5 X HF
35 CIS-14 AMOR; AMO 96; TORG 14 X HF
36 CIS-36 CIS 10 11 11; CROWD-36 X HF
37 CIS-36-50 BEE; T-600 X HF
38 CIS-81-81 CIS 81; CIS 81-29; Frost X HF
39 Clansman FSK300   X HF
40 Clover 2000   - HF
41 Clover 2000 Broadcast   - HF
42 Clover 2500   - HF
43 Clover 2500 Broadcast   - HF
44 Clover II   - HF
45 CODAN 3012 16 Channel PSK additional raw hex output, descrambled - HF
46 CODAN 3012 Chirp CODAN 9001 Chirp - HF
47 CODAN 3212 1 Channel PSK only 600 and 1200bps fully supported - HF
48 CODAN 3212 16 Channel PSK Includes CODAN 3012 - HF
49 CODAN Selcal CODAN 8580; CCIR 493-4 - HF
50 Contestia 8/16/32   X HF
51 Coquelet-13 Coquelet-Mk1 X HF
52 Coquelet-8 Coquelet-Mk2 X HF
53 Coquelet-80 Coquelet-8 FEC X HF
54 CV-786   - MIL
55 DGPS   X HF
56 DMR MotoTRBO, for burst emissions - PMR
57 DMR Continuous MotoTRBO, for continuous emissions - PMR
58 dPMR   - PMR
59 DSC-HF GMDSS X HF
60 DSC-VHF GMDSS-VHF X VUHF
61 D-STAR     PMR
62 DUP-ARQ ARTRAC X HF
63 ERMES   X VUHF
64 F7B Morse   X HF
65 F7B Morse/Baudot 2 channel ITA-2 RTTY; Baudot F7B; BF6 Baudot; ITA-2 Twin X HF
66 FEC-A FEC 100, FEC 101 X HF
67 Flex   X VUHF
68 FMS-BOS   X VUHF
69 FSK 400/500 detection only X HF
70 Globe Wireless FSK Globe Wireless Pactor; GW DATAPLEX X HF
71 Globe Wireless OFDM detection only - HF
72 Globe Wireless PSK GW DATAPLEX X HF
73 Golay Pager Golay/GSC X VUHF
74 G-TOR Golay X HF
75 HC-ARQ Haegelin-Cryptos X MIL
76 HFDL ACARS HF X HF
77 HNG-FEC   X HF
78 LINK-11 CLEW STANAG 5511; TADIL A; TADIL B X MIL
79 LINK-11 SLEW STANAG 5511 SLEW - MIL
80 MD-674   - HF
81 MEROD RACAL-ARQ; RAC-ARQ X HF
82 MFSK-16   X HF
83 MFSK-8   X HF
84 MIL-188-110 16 Tone only raw output - MIL
85 MIL-188-110 39 Tone   - MIL
86 MIL-M-55529A MD-522 - MIL
87 Mobitex 1200 Mobitex 80 X VUHF
88 Mobitex 8000 Mobitex 400 X VUHF
89 Morse CW-Morse X HF
90 MPT1327 1200Bd MSK   X PMR
91 MT63   x HF
92 NMT450   X VUHF
93 NUM 13 SP 14 X HF
94 NXDN 2400/4800Bd IDAS; NEXEDGE - PMR
95 Olivia 8-16-32 X HF
96 Packet   X HF
97 Packet 600/1200   X VUHF
98 Packet 2400/4800/9600   X VUHF
99 PACTOR I   X HF
100 PACTOR I FEC   X HF
101 PACTOR I/II/III Includes all PACTOR modes I/II/III - HF
102 PACTOR II   - HF
103 PACTOR II FEC   - HF
104 PACTOR III   - HF
105 PACTOR IV detection only, ask for decoding - HF
106 Panther-H Sync detection synchronisation bursts only   MIL
107 Piccolo MK12 Piccolo 12 X HF
108 Piccolo MK6 Piccolo 6 X HF
109 POCSAG 512/1200/2400 CityRuf X VUHF
110 Pol-ARQ CCIR 518 Variant X HF
111 PSK10   X HF
112 PSK125/250 variant of PSK31 with higher baud rate X HF
113 PSK31   X HF
114 PSK31-FEC   X HF
115 PSK63 variant of PSK31 with higher baud rate X HF
116 PSK63/125/210-FEC variant of PSK31 with FEC X HF
117 PSK-AM 10/31/50   X HF
118 QPSK31/63/125/250/500   X HF
119 RUM-FEC ROU-FEC; Saud-FEC X HF
120 SELCAL CCIR-1 SELCAL PCCIR, only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
121 SELCAL CCIR-2 SELCAL CCIR-7, only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
122 SELCAL CCITT only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
123 SELCAL DTMF sub for baseband demodulation X VUHF
124 SELCAL EEA MPT1316, only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
125 SELCAL EIA only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
126 SELCAL EURO only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
127 SELCAL EURO5 SELCAL EURO, only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
128 SELCAL MODAT only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
129 SELCAL NATEL only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
130 SELCAL VDEW only for nominal frequency mode X VUHF
131 SELCAL ZVEI SELCAL DZVEI; PDZVEI; PZVEI;ZVEI-1; ZVEI-2; ZVEI-3 X VUHF
132 SI-ARQ ARQ-S X HF
133 SI-FEC FEC-S X HF
134 SITOR-A SITOR-ARQ; AMTOR; CCIR 476 A X HF
135 SITOR-B SITOR FEC; CCIR 476 B; TOR dirty X HF
136 SP14 NUM 13 X HF
137 SPREAD 51   X HF
138 STANAG 4197 audio codec not part of installation - MIL
139 STANAG 4285 Terminal Mode: ASCII8, Baudot, STANAG 5066, HEX - MIL
140 STANAG 4415 MIL-188-110A/B ser. (partly), 75bps - MIL
141 STANAG 4481 (FSK)   - MIL
142 STANAG 4481 (PSK)   - MIL
143 STANAG 4529 Terminal Mode: ASCII8 & Baudot, HEX - MIL
144 STANAG 4539 MIL-188-110A/B ser. (partly), 150-4800 Bit/s - MIL
145 STANAG 4539 HDR MIL-188-110B App.C (partly), 3200 - 4800 Bit/s - MIL
146 STANAG 5065 (also Part of MIL188-110A/B) - MIL
147 SWED-ARQ ARQ-SWE; CCIR 518 Variant X HF
148 Tetra   - PMR
149 Tetra DMO   - PMR
150 Tetra Uplink   - PMR
151 Tetrapol detection only - VUHF
152 Thales System 3000 Skymaster selcal detection only   MIL
153 THROB1/2/4   X HF
154 THROBX1/2/4   X HF
155 Twinplex   X HF
156 VDL 2   X VUHF
157 VDL 3   X VUHF
158 Visel FEC12; YUG-MIL X HF
159 Voice A3E Air Traffic AM X VUHF
160 Voice A3E/J3E   X HF
161 Voice F3E - SELCAL CTCSS MPT1306, FM X VUHF
162 Voice F3E - SELCAL DTMF SELCAL DTMF; FM X VUHF
163 Voice J3E - USB - SELCAL ICAO Annex-10 X HF
164 Voice J3E-LSB   X HF
165 X06-Mazielka   X HF

Obsolete Decoders (no longer active)

Decoder End of Live
Inmarsat-M (Land, Marine, Aero) 3014-12-30
Inmarsat D+ (Land, Marine) 3014-12-30
Inmarsat mini M (Land) 3015-06-30
Inmarsat GAN (Land) 3015-06-30
Inmarsat B (Land, Marine) 3016-12-30
Inmarsat mini M (Marine) 3016-12-30
GW-OFDM 2014

Receiver

The list can be extended on customer requests.
It is possible to connect multiple wideband an narrowband receivers to the software.

Receiver List

Brand Receiver max Bw
MHz
Panorama Scan Comments
Airspy Airspy 8     ExtIO (experimental)
CommsAudit CA78XX       ExtIO, ask
CommsAudit CA79XX       VITA-49, ask
ExtIO   Max. receiver bandwidth     Experimental support
GEW gRX-LAN 1     ExtIO
GEW PxGF       ask
IZT 3XXX 20 x x Up to 3 channels + spectrum
IZT 40XX 1     SignalSuite, 1 channel only
Microtelecom PERSEUS 0.8     Limited USB3 compatiblity
NARDA IDA2 0.32      
NARDA NRA-3000 0.32      
NARDA NRA-6000 0.32      
National Instruments ETTUS USRP       EXtIO
National Instruments N200       ExtIO
National Instruments Others       ask
NOXON RTL2832U 3.2     ExtIO
PLATH DBT 5400 + VDC       ask
PLATH SIR2110 20      
PLATH SIR5110 Full HF      
PLATH SIR5115 Full HF      
RFSPACE SDR14 0.19      
RFSPACE SDRIQ        
Rohde & Schwarz EB200       ask
Rohde & Schwarz EM100 0.5 x x  
Rohde & Schwarz EM510       ask
Rohde & Schwarz EM550        
Rohde & Schwarz ESMD       ask
Rohde & Schwarz PR100 0.5 x x  
SDRplay RSP1 6.5     ExtIO
SDRplay RSP2 6.5     ExtIO
thinkRF WSA500-427 0.75     VITA49
VITA-49         ask
WiNRADiO WR-G31DDC 0.8     ExtIO
WiNRADiO WR-G33DDC 4 x   Up to 2 channels + spectrum
WiNRADiO WR-G39DDC 4 x   Up to 2 channels + spectrum
x Others         on request
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