The AE9020 snapshot SIGINT Data Recorder in a rugged, full width, 2U enclosure, is designed to record a 3.0 GHz analogue IF (intermediate frequency) signal at a bandwidth of up to 2.0 GHz for several seconds before transferring the captured data to data storage. The user can define a pre-trigger period which allows the signal of interest to be fully captured.
The recorder is designed to be fitted into our 19” backplane chassis and interface with our range of storage modules but may also be used in stand-alone mode and store to any compatible, remote storage system via a 100GbE fiber-optic link.
The recorder contains the key analogue electronics associated with the processing of 3.0 GHz analogue IF signals with up to 2.0 GHz Bandwidth. contains the digital processing electronics required to store and recover digital data recorded to the external storage. The rear panel allows access to stored data and live data streams via the 100GbE MTP/MPO fiber-optic connectors or the QSFP28 port.
The recorder is also able to reconstruct the recorded digital samples and output these in their original analogue form.
With the recorder in record or standby modes, the output signal is derived from the record input signal. During playback, the output signal is derived from stored data.
Unlike some previous generations of Recorders, the AE9020 records data in a standard computer file format, thereby dramatically simplifying the selection and copying of critical sections of recorded data.
*Multi-channel interface models with different IF and bandwidth configurations are optionally available.