What's New?

Release V21.2 (July 2021)

Common Features

Demodulators

  • QAM demodulator with variable constellation
    • Demodulation of user customizable constellations
    • Burst detection with preamble synchronization feature
    • Multichannel support
  • QAMn var:
    • APSK16_dvbs2
    • ASK2PSK2 abs/diff
    • ASK2PSK4 abs/diff
    • ASK2PSK8 abs/diff
    • ASK2PSK16 diff
    • QAM 8
    • QAM 16 circle/square
    • QAM 16 v17 abs/diff
    • QAM 16 v22 abs/diff
    • QAM 32 circle
    • QAM 64 circle/square
    • QAM 256 square
  • Added DTMF selcal support for FDM signals

Decoders

  • MPT1327 Uplink
  • Bell 103 / ASCII 8 11
  • DominoEx
  • Detector for ALE4G / WALE
  • STANAG 4285
    • Includes uncoded modes (no automatic detection)
    • Decoding of 8 Bit synchron ASCII (no automatic detection)
    • Improved performance and forward error correction
    • Decoder parameters to specify the alphabet
  • ASCII 8 Bit: number of stop bits and  output codec parametrisation
  • AIS: decoding of additional message types and minor fixes
  • DMR
    • Alinco decrypting with automatic key extraction
    • AES/DES decryption with known key
    • Output of MFID and short message as XML tags
  • TETRA DMO
    • Recognize communication type (normal / repeater / gateway)
  • STANAG 5511 Slew
    • XML tags for Message Type, Address, EOM
  • STANAG 4481 FSK
    • Decoder parameters tospecify codec and alphabet
    • XML tags for alphabet
    • Status output
    • HFDL: added status channel output
  • Baudot & ASCII7: define custom alphabet in external text file

Receivers

  • R&S ESMD receiver: Added receiver control and IF-Panorama / Panorama-Scan support
  • R&S EB500 receiver: Added IF-Panorama /Panorama-Scan support
  • Update driver version for USRP receiver to solve some communication problems

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GUI, System

  • Emission structure display(Bit-Display) added to decoding channels
  • IQ-Display (Phase-Plane) added to decoding channels
  • Weather-FAX display using the Bit-Display
  • Scheduler for automatic post-processing, data filtering, deletion, export, alert generation,  etc).
  • Alarms, Alerts
  • Memory Scan / Step function now supports receiver-specific frequency range limitations to enable effective scan / step
    with multiple receivers simultaneously
  • New result database fields: Auxiliary information, Periodicity, Bearing /BearingDone-Flags, Alert-Flag
  • Detection of new emission from scan/overview spectra improved to reduce false-positives
  • Added separate metadata post-processing scripts for TETRA DMO and TETRA Uplink
  • Changed some mapping from tags to fields for APCO25 and TETRA modems
  • Units and number of decimal places for frequency display is configured in the application settings dialog. Default format is set to MHz with four decimal places
  • New functions in ResultViewer to create user-results from a selection of other results (available from table view and structuring)
  • New option in ResultViewer, signal detail, to set if the whole time-range of a recording will be displayed automatically instead of only the first 10s
  • Recording to binary file of raw data after channel decoding for many decoders

Classifier

  • DECT modem recognition added
  • All recognized modems are reported (including MIL and PMR) even in the standard version
  • New parameter auto-correlation peak and periodicity estimation for classified PSK signals
  • Optimizations for OTH (Over The Horizon) to reduce large number of unknown signal segments in certain
    HF radar emissions (optional)
  • NC-Library now classifies signals until End of File

AMT

  • AMT tasks now specify alerts or frequency blocking behavior even if no narrowband action was selected

ResultViewer

  • An additional standalone ResultViewer is now part of the delivery
  • Direct setup of the data source for the standalone ResultViewer (local/remote)

Option Wideband Multi Production Channel in  manual mode

  • go2MONITOR-8 with WMPC-32 has 8 full decoding channels and 24 additional classification / audio channels
  • go2MONITOR-4 with WMPC-16 has 4 full decoding channels and 12 additional classification / audio channels
  • These additional hannels operate with modulation classification, recording and audio demodulation

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GUI, System

  • To be added

pyDDL

  • Added and updated several predefined aphabets
  • Binary (octal / hexadecimal decoder parameters up to 1024 bit (was 64 bit)
  • New command convert_symbols
  • New module RandomInterleaver for convenient and fast deinterleaving
  • Predefined parity matrices for golay block codes
  • Added signed conversion for BitBuffer to Python int
  • Added migration tool for automatic language conversion of DDL decoders to Python
  • Allow BitBuffer as input data type for audio codec
  • Added reset() method and enabled attribute to pre-processing functions
  • Updated decoders to pyDDL: STANAG 4285, STANAG 4481 FSK, STANAG 5511 SLEW, STANAG 4197, Link22, AIS, IsatPhone Uplink, Golay, Panther-H, Robust Packet, dPMR, Tetra, Tetra DMO, Tetra Uplink, NXDN

Release V21.2 (January 2021)

Common Features

Demodulators

  • MIL-STD-188-110C Appendix D wideband HF data up to 24 kHz

Decoders

  • CHN MIL Hybrid 8FSK-PSK with output of raw transmission symbols
  • CIS Hybrid MFSK-68 PSK-9000 with output of raw transmission symbols
  • CIS Hybrid MFSK-80 PSK-250 with output of raw transmission symbols
  • APCO25: output of encryption algorithm
  • DMR: decryption of ARC4 encrypted transmission with known key
  • ELT, EPIRB, COSPAS-SARSAT, PLB: decoding of emergency radio beacon
  • FT8/FT4: full decoding of all burst types
  • MPT 1327: enhanced decoder output
  • POCSAG: output address in xml
  • Selcal ICAO: added status output
  • CODAN: Added binary output to CODAN 3212 1 Channel PSK, CODAN 3212 1 Channel PSK 75bps, CODAN 3212 1 Channel PSK HDR, CODAN Selcal, CODAN 3012 Chirp
  • Various decoders moved now to Python 3.8 (pyDDL)

Receivers

  • SignalHound SM200 A/B
  • IZT R3xxx 20MHz now with  spectrum overview (panorama display)
  • NARDA SignalShark with RF-Input selection

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GUI-System

  • ResultViewer added export format for INNO Metascope (CIM)
  • Frequency spin boxes in NB-channels and WB-Input (Receiver-Frequency) remember units (kHz, MHz, GHz) and number of decimal places
  • Improved mission channels view
  • Added display of blocked frequencies in broadband spectrogram
  • Decoder parameter control added (for alphabets, deciphering keys, decoder parameters). It is possible to save settings in a new decoder.
  • Additional metadata extraction from decoder results for :
    • Support for ALE-3G and APCO-25 Phase2
    • Encryption property for DMR, DMR Continuous, NXDN & APCO-25
    • TETRA DMO, TETRA Uplink
    • DSC-HF, DSC-VHF

Classifier

  • UMTS/LTE mobile phone services detection
  • MIL-STD-188-110C Appendix D detection
  • CIS112-OFDM improved burst detection
  • OFDM classification improved
  • Wideband signal detection improved

AMT

  • Fixed Frequency Classification mode
  • VHF-UHF Fast Triggering mode

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GUI-System

  • Live audio playback: Improved voice quality
  • Decoder parameters: New editor

SOMO

  • OFDM signal generation added

Release V20.2 (July 2020)

Common Features

Demodulators

  • Multitone (MFSK), demodulator and decoder for simultaneous tones
  • DECT
  • GSM

Decoders

  • DECT (full decoding of GAP-Profile based connections including voice calls and meta information, voice if unencrypted)
  • GSM (Broadcast Channel, BCH)
  • DMR (automatic cracking of Motorola Basic Privacy encrypted calls, recognition of encryption modes)
  • Support for python based decoders (pyDDL). DDL remains supported

Detectors

  • Link 11 CLEW UHF

Receivers

  • USRP X310
  • R&S EB510
  • R&S EB500, ATT control added
  • CommsAudit CA 7852 receiver control (frequency, bandwidth, gain)  added
  • SignalHound BB60C, scan mode added
  • R&S EM100/PR100/EB500, multicast UDP added
  • PLATH SIR 21XX, frequency range > 3GHz

go2MONITOR

GUI

  • "Live Processing" as new task type for all go2MONITOR products
  • Task triggering from the panorama display
  • Missions can be linked to a GUI perspective
  • Sample missions
  • "Inverse Trigger" for AMT tasks
  • Bulk file processing in the narrow band channels
  • Double-click the status bar to switch between minimum and maximum layout
  • Double-click on audio meter is mute/un-mute the audio
  • Monitor folders and automatically process any new or existing signal stored there
  • Added WAV files up to 4 GB
  • TCI Blackbird CAP signal file playback support
  • Results can be exported from the ResultViewer into the Innosystec Metascope CIM format
  • Import of the EiBi HF broadcast frequency list

Classifier

  • CHN hybrid

go2DECODE

Decoder Development

  • The decoder development Langauage (DDL) is extended by PYTHON
  • We will move step by step all included decoders from DDL to pyDDL
  • Customers can convert their existing DDL files to pyDDL using our migration tool
  • New editor and debugger for pyDDL decoders based on Spyder IDE

GUI

  • Sonagram with higher limit for number of lines per second
  • Bitdisplay: option to switch between LSB/MSB-first order
  • Button to manually refresh list of local decoders

PMO

  • Show hex output in plainresult

go2ANALYSE

  • Minor internal changes

Release V20.1 (January 2020)

Common Features

Features & Improvements

  • Better performance with optimized IPP2019 vector functions

Demodulators

  • Robust Packet
  • ALE 3G: demodulation of BW7 with adapted equalizer
  • FSK 400/500splitted  on two modems: CHN MIL 4FSK 400Hz and CHN MIL 4FSK 500Hz
  • APCO25, DMR, dPMR: Improved decoder performance due to soft decision demodulator

Decoders

  • Metadata extraction from Thuraya uplink decoder
  • Detector for Thuraya uplink, IsatPhone uplink, Iridium uplink
  • Detector for Link22 as described in STANAG4539 Annex D
  • Robust Packet: Complete decoding of PSK2 and PSK4 transmission mode
  • APCO25 Phase 2 downlink: full decoding including voice in both slots and meta data
  • Thuraya sat phone uplink: full decoding of RACH bursts including phone number and GPS-position
  • ALE 3G: Decoding of BW7 bursts including automatic mode detection
  • CODAN 3212: mode (3012 / 3212 / auto) selectable
  • DCS-SelCal: decoding in combination with voice detector
  • Tetrapol: Voice decoding in unencrypted case
  • Tetrapol: VHF encoding mode
  • NXDN: improved performance of automatic key recovery (scramble mode)
  • STANAG 4285: automatic mode search improved and increased error limit
  • 'Status' output channel for live decoder status. This output channel summarizes important meta data and status information (e.g. Tetra Country Code) in one single line
  • 'Notify' output channel to separate user information from decoder resu

Receivers

  • Signalhound BB60C receiver
  • CommsAudit CA7852 receiver (only IQ signal, no receiver control)
  • WinRadio G35DDC, DLL version updated to v1.4.2.45
  • R&S EM100, support for older Firmware versions included (<v5.0)
  • NARDA SignalShark also available under Linux
  • Improved time synchronization for receivers which do not deliver timestamp on its own

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GUI

  • Auto-coverage replaced by Memory-Step and Memory-Scan
  • Automatic monitoring and tasking: Channel raster/bandwidth definition for frequency ranges is supported
  • Setting for handling "almost full" hard disk.
  • Setting to obtain fixed length broadband recordings
  • Default PostgreSql control TCP port changed to 39115
  • Better performance with optimized IPP2019 vector functions
  • New function for defining, saving and loading channel configurations for each narrowband channel. This function replaces the previous function "Channel perspective".
  • Narrowband channel status bar for more structured information display
  • Narrowband channel display widget for displaying status information from a decoder
  • Decoder results Display: "Notifications" to display only the notifications of the decoder. Display types (All*) also show the notifications as grey text
  • Change of the decoder result display type "HEX" to display only hex values without any formatting
  • Automatic monitoring and tasking: Frequency management  redesigned
  • Frequencies: Improved import and handling in the automatic monitoring and tasking option
  • The receiver's overview spectrum can now display search/block frequencies and spectrum activity information
  • Blocked frequencies can be added directly in the overview spectrum
  • Additional columns with detailed modem information in the modem list editor
  • No restriction of the maximum bandwidth value for blocked frequencies
  • Optimized GUI elements for better display at screen resolutions <=1024px
  • Use of the JEDI library for auto-completion in the scripting editor

Classifier

  • Inmarsat SAT phone uplinks
  • Iridium SAT phone uplinks
  • CHN 4+4
  • VDL2
  • PSK Classifier Improvements
  • Increased frequency range for TETRAPOL detection
  • Improved handling of matching modems to multichannel signals. Modems with non-equidistant channels may be excluded from matching.

Hopper Detection

  • Added support for go2MONITOR – Hopper Detection Plugin
  • Improved handling of multiple synchronous inputs

go2DECODE

GUI

  • Added status bar in result viewer for live decoder results
  • Added dialog to edit frequency ranges of modem
  • Added switch to deactivate exclusion of modems due to wrong frequency range
  • Improved audio quality for digital modes when using AGC
  • Minor improvement in decoder property GUI layout
  • Ask for confirmation before clearing decoder output window
  • New shortcut F6 for tile + restore parameter field hiding

DANA

  • Added option to set receiver frequency for loaded signal file
  • Better handling of End of Signal (EOS) when replaying file list
  • Optional flush at file end is now disabled is default

go2ANALYSE

Features & Improvements

  • Upgraded toolchain
  • Upgraded GUI framework (Qt5.12)