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Michael Stern, Technical Marketing
Manager - Defense & Aerospace, CRFS
(Cambridge, UK), agrees that system
cost is an important consideration in
the potential use of SIGINT technology for border security, and that, because of this, one of the primary uses
of the technology has been to provide
advance warning/cueing for other direct-observation and tracking systems.
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traditional vendors more and more due
to our strategy of developing small foot-

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Small footprint isn't only size, weight,
and power, it's also cost, and in that
regard, I wouldn't say we're in the lowpriced bracket, but rather in the high,
mid-range price bracket with a focus on
performance."
CRFS's RFeye Array 300 nodes combine wideband spectrum monitoring receivers, signal processing capabilities,
and a range of antenna types for surveillance and DF. The system is aimed
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tions and is suitable for both groundfixed or vehicle-mounted use. The
company is also currently quoting on
a "lightened version" for an aerostattethered application.
Says Stern, "Our systems are generally used for surveillance and monitoring, and we can characterize and set
triggers based on signal types for automated actions. Typically, we focus on
very wide-bandwidth spectrum capturing and analysis. We don't do a whole lot
on demodulation. Our customers tend to
use third-party products for that. The
rest is really focused on characteristics
of the signal such as frequency, power
level, origin and so forth."
A large number of CRFS's RFeye nodes
are currently being used in the border
security role in the Far East. The company works both through system integrators as well as direct-to-end-user.
"In one case," says Stern, "where we
supplied hundreds of nodes, we were
working through a local system integrator mainly for cultural and language
reasons. In the US, a lot of our work is
through system integrators, but in other
areas, it varies."
Herclé van Biljon, Senior Executive:
Products/Technical Marketing, GEW
Technologies (Pty) Ltd. (Pretoria, South
Africa) says that, although from his
perspective, "most border security solution vendors do want to have SIGINT,
specifically DF, as part of their portfolio,
in general, they're still basically moving
more toward cameras and thermal imaging and away from physical fences; and
looking more at what they can do with
electronics in general."
GEW Technologies is a subsidiary of
Airbus Defence and Space (Ulm, Germany), which according to van Biljon, has
been moving aggressively into the border-security solution market over the
last few years. ADS recently delivered
a border security solution to a Middle
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waters and land borders. The system includes surveillance towers and vehicles
equipped with different sensors such as
radars, cameras and DF equipment. GEW
supplied the DF sensors for the system.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2015

The View from Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
2015 AOC Award Winners
SIGINT on the Border
Jamming Down Under
Commercial Airliners: Still Vulnerable to MANPADS
New Products
Threat Monitor
EW 101
Report from the 2015 AOC Pacific Conference
Report from the 2015 AOC CEMA Conference
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2015 - cover1
JED - December 2015 - cover2
JED - December 2015 - igc
JED - December 2015 - OGC
JED - December 2015 - 3
JED - December 2015 - 4
JED - December 2015 - 5
JED - December 2015 - The View from Here
JED - December 2015 - 7
JED - December 2015 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2015 - 9
JED - December 2015 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2015 - 11
JED - December 2015 - From the President
JED - December 2015 - 13
JED - December 2015 - Letters
JED - December 2015 - The Monitor
JED - December 2015 - 16
JED - December 2015 - 17
JED - December 2015 - 18
JED - December 2015 - 19
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JED - December 2015 - 26
JED - December 2015 - 27
JED - December 2015 - 28
JED - December 2015 - 29
JED - December 2015 - Washington Report
JED - December 2015 - 31
JED - December 2015 - World Report
JED - December 2015 - 33
JED - December 2015 - 2015 AOC Award Winners
JED - December 2015 - 35
JED - December 2015 - 36
JED - December 2015 - 37
JED - December 2015 - 38
JED - December 2015 - 39
JED - December 2015 - 40
JED - December 2015 - 41
JED - December 2015 - 42
JED - December 2015 - 43
JED - December 2015 - SIGINT on the Border
JED - December 2015 - 45
JED - December 2015 - 46
JED - December 2015 - 47
JED - December 2015 - 48
JED - December 2015 - 49
JED - December 2015 - 50
JED - December 2015 - 51
JED - December 2015 - 52
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JED - December 2015 - 54
JED - December 2015 - 55
JED - December 2015 - 56
JED - December 2015 - 57
JED - December 2015 - Jamming Down Under
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JED - December 2015 - 60
JED - December 2015 - 61
JED - December 2015 - 62
JED - December 2015 - 63
JED - December 2015 - 64
JED - December 2015 - 65
JED - December 2015 - 66
JED - December 2015 - 67
JED - December 2015 - Commercial Airliners: Still Vulnerable to MANPADS
JED - December 2015 - 69
JED - December 2015 - 70
JED - December 2015 - 71
JED - December 2015 - 72
JED - December 2015 - 73
JED - December 2015 - 74
JED - December 2015 - 75
JED - December 2015 - New Products
JED - December 2015 - 77
JED - December 2015 - Threat Monitor
JED - December 2015 - 79
JED - December 2015 - 80
JED - December 2015 - 81
JED - December 2015 - EW 101
JED - December 2015 - 83
JED - December 2015 - 84
JED - December 2015 - 85
JED - December 2015 - Report from the 2015 AOC Pacific Conference
JED - December 2015 - 87
JED - December 2015 - 88
JED - December 2015 - 89
JED - December 2015 - Report from the 2015 AOC CEMA Conference
JED - December 2015 - 91
JED - December 2015 - 92
JED - December 2015 - AOC News
JED - December 2015 - 94
JED - December 2015 - 95
JED - December 2015 - 96
JED - December 2015 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2015 - JED Quick Look
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