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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.


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