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Global Instrumentation Network for Broadband RF Spectrum Monitoring

Postolache, O. ; Girão, P.M. ; Antunes, S.A. ; Tavares, F.A.

Global Instrumentation Network for Broadband RF Spectrum Monitoring , Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Sta Maria da Feira, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, May, 2009.

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Abstract
The aim of the paper is to present a global instrumentation network designed and implemented to perform the broadband RF spectrum monitoring. Instruments such as RF receivers/analyzers, CTCSS tone decoders, antenna switching systems, azimuth and polarization controllers, and IP audio communicators, part of them designed and implemented by the authors, materialize the network nodes that corresponds to different ANACOM’s spectrum monitoring centers located at Portuguese islands and continental Portugal. The remote control, analysis and data logging software fully developed in LabVIEW assures a high degree of integration of different functionalities, transparency and reliability