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Agilent Uses N6841A RF Sensors to Enhance RF Emitter Geolocation Techniques

Agilent Technologies has launched three sophisticated techniques for the instantaneous radio frequency emitter Geolocation with the help of Agilent N6841A RF Sensors.

The latest Agilent N6854A-AG1 software determines the location of a non-supportive irregular or brief-duration RF signal utilizing calculations from the sensor array and measurements by means of improved methods like received-signal-strength (RSS) and time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA).

The location of the RF emitter is optimized by an hybrid algorithm of Agilent along with a flexible method that utilizes information obtained from TDOA and RSS techniques.

Tom Burrell, Vice President of Agilent's Signal Networks Division, has stated that the conventional direction-determining systems are used for receiving the bearing line on narrowband and higher power RF signals. He mentioned that they enhanced geolocation methods like RSS and TDOA for detecting RF signals with complicated modulations, broader bandwidths and brief-durations. He added that they worked along with Agilent's Measurement Research Laboratory and they have provided significant geolocation functionality in RF emitters.

The new N6854A-AG1 software of the company provides three innovative approaches to handle several situations. A conventional TDOA method was optimized by the company for obtaining outdoor calculations over lengthy distances and with modified signals featuring broad bandwidths. RSS approach is exclusively developed for neighboring deployments or indoors featuring several paths. The hybrid algorithm for both these approaches adjusts the onset time and power calculations from sensors, offering a competent solution for several cases.

The N6854A-AG1 relies on cost-effective receivers like Agilent N6841A for precise and well-timed geolocation of emitters. The N6841A RF Sensor features 1-GB memory and enhanced RF functionality. The sensor includes utility software is offered for easy network control and configuration, improved application programming interface and signal-handling and data-retrieve tools. The interface of the network enables the distribution of these sensors within a building or city or throughout the world.

Source: www.agilent.com

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