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fective implementation of SIGINT technology for border security applications.
As noted by CRFS's Stern, "In terms of
DF, you can achieve angle-of-arrival
(AOA) capability on a single array, but if
you want to use TDOA or POA, then you
typically need at least three arrays depending on the area you want to cover.
Today, sophisticated software tools allow you to simulate the environment so
that you can place your receivers and arrays for the best effect, taking into account satellite mapping for terrain and
elevation, and predicting reflections
and other issues that will arise before
you commit to installation locations."
DRS's Baylouny says automatic signal
recognition software has been a major
focus for them. "How quickly can you
identify a signal and do something
about it? We have different automatic
signal recognition software packages
serving a wide range of system users,
whether they are an analyst, planner
of resources, all the way up to the top
of the command structure. It's also an
important feature relative to collecting
and storing information for longer term

analysis which, depending on the customer, can be very important."

IMPACT OF UAVS ON
BORDER SECURITY
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
are already having an impact on both
potential border security system solutions, as well as the mix of threats that
must be dealt with. Their impact will
only to continue to grow as will the
role of SIGINT technology both in terms
of capitalizing on the new capabilities
that UAV platforms offer to the border
security mission and in countering the
potential danger that drones pose to a
nation's security.
LS Telcom is exploring the use of
UAVs to carry SIGINT payloads for border monitoring. As described by Liivet,
border monitoring necessarily involves a
mix of systems all working together to
provide a complete border-surveillance
picture. "You have to look at the entire
environment. For a flat, coastal area,
for example, fixed systems are probably
okay, supported with ancillary mobile
systems, but for headland islands and

other difficult environments, UAVs can
give you the extra footprint that you really want. The question is, 'do you have
persistence in your surveillance, can
you then identify potential threats and
move mobile systems to either in-fill
or get greater fidelity through an ESM
or SIGINT system because the threat is
something you want to further listen to,
examine and analyze?'"
According to LS Telcom's Ross, although the company's initial UAVbased RF receiver applications were
primarily directed at measurement of
antenna patterns, they are currently
expanding the applications they intend to offer to include radio monitoring and DF. "UAVs are extremely useful
for border security applications, and
the list of potential uses is multiplying
almost daily," he says.
At the same time, companies are
working hard to develop systems capable of quickly detecting, identifying,
locating and potentially countering the
threat posed by UAV incursions. As per
CRFS's Stern, "One of the areas driving interest right now is low, slow and

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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
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JED - December 2015 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2015 - World Report
JED - December 2015 - 33
JED - December 2015 - 2015 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2015 - SIGINT on the Border
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JED - December 2015 - Jamming Down Under
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JED - December 2015 - Commercial Airliners: Still Vulnerable to MANPADS
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JED - December 2015 - 75
JED - December 2015 - New Products
JED - December 2015 - 77
JED - December 2015 - Threat Monitor
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JED - December 2015 - 80
JED - December 2015 - 81
JED - December 2015 - EW 101
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JED - December 2015 - 84
JED - December 2015 - 85
JED - December 2015 - Report from the 2015 AOC Pacific Conference
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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
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JED - December 2015 - 95
JED - December 2015 - 96
JED - December 2015 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2015 - JED Quick Look
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