The proliferation of services using the electromagnetic spectrum make the task of managing the spectrum become…unmanageable, as even a cursory look at a spectrum chart will verify. Spectrum management in the U.S. has become so difficult that even the most spectrally-efficient technologies including cognitive radio cannot entirely solve it because the spectrum allocation system does not provide the freedom required for them to operate across existing spectrum designations.
X-COM Systems Solutions for Spectrum Management
The broad bandwidth, high accuracy, and long-duration signal capture and storage capabilities of X-COM's IQC5000A Spectrum Capture and Playback System, along with Spectro-X signal analysis software, allow commercial and military spectrum managers to make their daunting tasks considerably easier. In addition, they can be combined along with instruments and software from third parties in X-COM's Mobile Measurement Vehicle (MMV) that allows a complete spectrum management system to be taken "on the road" where the measurements are needed.
The MMV offers broad configurability to meet the demands of each customer. Typical capabilities include spectrum capture, storage, analysis, and playback, spectrum monitoring of any frequency range for short or long periods, direction finding, spectrum mapping, and interference hunting. X-Com can also provide a crew of professionals to ensure that measurements and analysis are performed correctly.
If capture of much wider RF segments is required without retuning, the X-COM Systems WARP Capture and Storage product line allows direct RF sampling and recording of bandwidths up to 6GHz.