go2SIGNALS Helpful Hints

In this section we try to give you some helpful hints so that we can choose the best decoder for your application.

The following aspects should be checked when selecting a decoder:

Parameter  
Frequency range - HF only
- VHF/UHF only
- HF & VHF/UHF
Operating mode - Manual
- Automatic
- Mixed (Automatic & Manual)
Classification (Coherent) - 1 MHz (standard)
- 2.4 MHz HF
- 5 MHz VHF/UHF
- 10 MHz VHF/UHF
- 20 MHz VHF/UHF
Recording - 1 MHz (standard)
- 5 MHz VHF/UHF
- 10 MHz VHF/UHF
- 20 MHz VHF/UHF
- Recording period, number of days/hours?
Number of parallel signals to be processed - 1 /2/4 or 8 (Online)
- 16/32/64/96 xxx (Offline AMT)
Decoders - Standard decoders only
- MIL ( EUC required)
- PMR (EUC outside EU, 5 eyes)
"Live" monitoring - Immediate decoding of signals
- Signals get recorded and later decoded
- Are delays of a few minutes acceptable.
File/Stream Processing only, postprocessing from - Blackbird
- Chemring
- Revolver
- GEW
- L3-TRL MEWS
- Qinetiq AS3
- R&S
- Saab/MEDAV
- TCI
- others
System setup - Integration in own software (API, ICD required)
- Who is doing the integration work?
Own, local decoder development - Training required,
- Do not underestimate effort
- Are analysts/programmers available?
Number of operators/analysts - Are additional working positions required to evaluate the results in the database?
Prefered operating system - Windows
- Linux
Hardware - Which receiver(s) are used
Existing Systems - WAVECOM
- HOKA
- Krypto500/ Krypto1000
Network - Number of monitoring stations
- Networked mode of operation (data exchange)
Remote - Remote access
- Unattended operation
- Result transfer

go2SIGNALS side-by-side

Item go2MONITOR go2DECODE go2ANALYSE
API, SDK, ICD for integrators **    
Automatic modem recognition + +  
Bandwidth 1 MHz (files,stream, RX) for recording, classification ++    
Bandwidth 2 MHz (files,stream, RX) for recording   +  
Classifier ++    
Configuration of decoder lists ++ +  
Data import from Blackbird and others ++    
Data import from go2DECODE +   +
Data import from go2MONITOR   + +
Decoding channels (DDC's) 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / multiple of 32 1  
Define new or modify existing protocols (DDL)   ++  
Graphical demodulator analysis   +  
Graphical signal data   + ++
Multi-Wideband-Input ++    
NB-recording/playback (wav) + +  
Option: Automatic Monitoring and Tasking Online/Offline    
Option: Hopper detection +    
Option: Narrowband Receiver Control 4/8 receivers    
Optional 2.4/5/10/20 MHz IQ input bandwdith, classification, recording ++    
Output post processing Python    
PMR decoders (EUC outside EU) + +  
Receiver control ++ +  
Recording bitstream (incl. quality of bits) + +  
ResultViewer Tool ++    
Scripting (DF, Reports, Analysis) Python    
shoc frequency list support +    
Training min. 2 days min. 4-8 days min. 1 day

go2MONITOR Hardware requirements

Setup Computer Remarks
go2M-4 + WMPC16 + AMT - 2 x Intel Xeon with 8 Cores, 2,4 GHz
- 32 GB RAM
- for ex. HP DL360 Gen10
go2M-8 3 x WMPC32 + AMT - 2 x Intel® Xeon® 6252 with 24 Cores
- 128 GB RAM
- narrowband processing only
- for ex. HP DL360 Gen10
go2M-4 + AMT - Intel I7 8 Cores
- 8 GB RAM
 
go2M-4 + AMT 2 MHZ - i7 8550U
- 16 GB RAM
- 512 GB SSD
- LENOVO ThinkPad T480
go2M-4 + AMT 20 MHZ Xeon E-2186M
- 2x16GB
- 1TB SSD
- LENOVO ThinkPad P72
- in a dense signal scenario maybe not all signals get classified

go2SIGNALS Input/Output