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AE9020 Snapshot Mode, 2GHz, SIGINT Analogue Data Recording & Replay System

  • Single channel snapshot recording/replay system
  • Bandwidth: 2.0 GHz (8-bit mode), 1.0 GHz (16-bit mode)
  • IF: 3GHz
  • 8/16-bit recording resolution
  • Optimised input/output filtering
  • Built-in down- and up-conversion (IF paths)
  • Store data to accompanying storage module or link to your existing storage systems via 100GbE optical link
  • Data extraction direct to workstation/network or removable USB-3 disk drive
  • Multi-channel interfaces with different IF and bandwidth configurations are optionally available.

The New Avalon AE9020 snapshot SIGINT data recorder in a rugged, full-width, 2U enclosure, is designed to record a 3.0 GHz analogue I.F. signal at a bandwidth of up to 2.0 GHz for several seconds before transferring the captured data to storage.  The user can define a pre-trigger period which allows the signal of interest to be fully captured.

The recorder converts and processes 3.0 GHz analogue IF signals with up to 2.0 GHz Bandwidth. It also contains the digital processing electronics required to store and recover digital data recorded to external storage. The rear panel allows access to stored data and live data streams via the 100GbE, MTP/MPO, fibre-optic connectors or the QSFP28 port.

The recorder is also able to reconstruct the recorded digital samples and replay 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.

The recorder is designed to be fitted into our new, AE1000-series 19” back-plane 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 fibre-optic link. This system is also available in componentized (modular) format - to suit VPX or 19" systems.

Unlike some previous generations of Avalon data recorders, the AE9020 records data in a standard computer file format, thereby dramatically simplifying the selection and copying of critical sections of recorded data.