in Defence / Security

PPM Systems reveals Crossbow decoder

Posted 22 August 2019 · Add Comment

Swindon based PPM Systems has unveiled its new scanning/decoding system, Crossbow, a multirole unit which uses the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology.

The system  - which PPM Systems will be demoing at next month's DSEI - provides actionable, real-time and mission-critical information on the electromagnetic environment to Special Operations users.

The rugged platform provides decoding, analysis, recording and processing of off-air data for customisable user applications, with data held securely on an integral encrypted solid state drive. Its advanced design provides a strategic advantage while allowing operators to work in safety. Designed for an electronic surveillance application at the request of HMG, the outdoor military standard unit features a reconfigurable user interface, local or remote antennas, and a multichannel RF front end. It can be re-tasked in the field to meet changing mission objectives.

An In Service Support (ISS) package covering the product for its full operational life is also being provided, and the system has passed a rigorous design verification and NCSC cyber accreditation process.

PPM is targeting adjacent markets with Crossbow, as it is suitable for a range of related applications, and the company is in talks with other potential customers.

Software defined radio communication technology, where some or all of the physical layer functions are software defined, is predicted to become the dominant technology in military and civilian radio communications. It offers numerous advantages over traditional radio systems including wider operating ranges, high instantaneous bandwidth and increased operating freedom.

PPM SDR platforms integrate seamlessly with the company’s state-of-the-art RF over fibre solutions; offering a complete end-to-end solution.


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Future Combat Air continues to drive economic advance across the UK

Seven companies representing the breadth of innovation across the UK have signed agreements to progress opportunities to work on future combat air concepts and underpinning technologies across Team Tempest.

BAE Systems and WAE partner on fast jet development

BAE Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have joined forces to explore how battery management and cooling technologies from the motorsport industry could be exploited to deliver efficiency and performance gains in the

CFMS study bolsters business case for regional electric aircraft

A new study from the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering, has helped the aerospace industry move a step closer to the development of regional electric aircraft.

Horizon Technologies awarded Transformational Xtender SIGINT Technology Patent

Horizon Technologies was issued a patent (US 10,727,932 B2) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on 28th July 2020, covering the company's fundamental Xtender technology, which allows the smallest UAVs and

BA's August schedule returns to more destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 is still being felt across the globe.

Element and FRISA strengthen relationship with LTA

Element Materials Technology (Element) has been awarded an expansion to the scope of its existing 10-year long term agreement (LTA) with FRISA to include all three of FRISA’s major business units: Aerospace, Force VG, Forge SC and

ODU 0201311219
See us at
DVD 2020