Intelligent signal-scanning rackmount data recorder for military SIGINT introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 1 Aug. 2016. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the RTS 2620 6 GHz RF Sentinel intelligent signal-scanning rackmount data recorder for military, security and government intelligence (SIGINT, COMINT and ELINT) applications.

Aug 1st, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 1 Aug. 2016. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the RTS 2620 6 GHz RF Sentinel intelligent signal-scanning rackmount data recorder for military, security and government intelligence (SIGINT, COMINT and ELINT) applications.

The RTS 2620 combines a Pentek Talon recording system with signal scanner, RF tuner, and RF upconverter. A Pentek 78621 Cobalt transceiver module serves as the data acquisition engine of the Talon RTS 2620. Its 200 MHz 16-bit A/D converter provides 86 dB of dynamic range and 74 dB of SNR.

A digital downconverter (DDC) provides frequency zooming for signal bandwidths as low as a few kHz. The Model 78621 is coupled to a 6 GHz RF tuner front end with excellent dynamic range across its entire spectrum.

The Sentinel recorder provides automated signal monitoring and detection. The user specifies a start and stop frequency for the scan, covering any range between 2 MHz and 6 GHz. The RF tuner and DDC step across the scan range in consecutive bands, each programmable to 40 MHz in width. RF energy in each band is detected to create a waterfall spectrum display of the entire scan.

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Sentinel recorders are built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation with an Intel Core i7 processor and provide a graphical user interface and application programmer's interface to control the system.

Post processing and analysis software tools like Matlab can be installed directly on the Talon RTS 2620 platform. Data files are recorded to the Windows native NTFS file system, which allows operators immediate access to recordings without the need for any file format conversion.

For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.

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