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S u r v e y Ke y - C O M I N T/ D F R E C E I V E R S
MODEL
Product name or model number
REC TYPE
Receiver type
* A/D = analog to digital
* BW = bandwidth
* DDR = direct digital receiver
* DF = direction-finding
* dig = digital
* HF = high frequency
* IF = intermediate frequency
* LAN = local area network
* nband = narrowband
* PLL = phase-locked loop
* RF = radio frequency
* SDR = software-defined radio
* superhet = superheterodyne
* USB = universal serial bus
* wband = wideband
OP FREQ
Operating frequency

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INST BW
Instantaneous bandwidth (if different
from operating frequency)
TYP INST SENS
Typical Installed Sensitivity
* MDS = minimum discernible signal
* RBW = resolution bandwidth
* SINAD = signal-to-noise-and-distortion
* SNR = signal-to-noise ratio
DYN RANGE
Total dynamic range
* AGC = automatic gain control
INST DYN RANGE
Instantaneous dynamic range
* SFDR = spur-free dynamic range

MOD TYPES
Modulation types it can process
* AM = amplitude modulation
* BFSK = binary frequency shift keying
* BPSK = binary phase shift keying
* CDMA = code division multiple access
* CPM = continuous phase modulation
* CW = continuous wave
* DBPSK = differential binary phase shift
keying
* DF = decision feedback
* DQPSK = differential quaternary phase
shift keying
* DSBSC = double sideband-suppressed
carrier
* EVDO = evolution-data optimized
* FM = frequency modulation
* FSK = frequency shift keying
* GMSK = Gaussian filtered minimum
shift keying
* GSM = global system for mobile
* I/Q = in-phase/quadrature
* ISB = independent sideband
* LSB = lower sideband
* MQAM = multilevel quadrature amplitude modulation
* MSK = minimum shift keying
* OFDM = orthogonal frequency-division
multiplexing
* OOK = on/off key
* OQPSK = offset quadrature phase shift
keying
* PAM = pulse-amplitude modulation
* PM = phase modulation
* QAM = quadrature amplitude
modulation
* QPSK = quadrature phase shift keying
* SQPSK = staggered quadrature phase
shift keying
* SSB = single-sideband
* USB = upper sideband
* VSB = vestigial sideband

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SUPPORT DF
Does it support DF and with what
technology?
* LO = local oscillator
* MUSIC = multiple signal classification
* SHF = super high frequency
* TOA = time of arrival
# REC CHANNELS
Number of receiver channels (RF paths)
to create a complete system
PWR (in W)
Power dissipated in Watts per channel
* AC = alternating current
* DC = direct current
SIZE (in in/cm)
Size by height x weight x length, or diameter, in inches
* ATR = air transport rack
* PCI = peripheral component
interconnect
* RU = rack unit
* VME = virtual machine environment
PLATFORM
Platform
* air= airborne
* grd= ground
* grd-fix = ground-fixed
* grd-mob = ground-mobile
* shp = shipboard
* sub = submarine
WEIGHT
Weight in lb/kg
OTHER ABBREVIATIONS USED
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

opt = option/optional
dep = dependent
config = configuration
wband = wideband
nband = narrowband
< = greater than
> = less than
min = minimum
max = maximum
deg = degree
freq = frequency

* Indicates answer is classified, not
releasable or no answer was given.



JED - November 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
What’s New in Naval ESM
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2013 - cover1
JED - November 2013 - cover2
JED - November 2013 - 3
JED - November 2013 - 4
JED - November 2013 - 5
JED - November 2013 - The View From Here
JED - November 2013 - 7
JED - November 2013 - Conferences Calendar
JED - November 2013 - 9
JED - November 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2013 - 11
JED - November 2013 - From the President
JED - November 2013 - 13
JED - November 2013 - 14
JED - November 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2013 - 21
JED - November 2013 - World Report
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JED - November 2013 - What’s New in Naval ESM
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JED - November 2013 - Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
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JED - November 2013 - AOC News
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JED - November 2013 - Index of Advertisers
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