2020 agenda


Introducing Interception Automation

18 Nov 2020
Track 1
This paper will explain how Plath has been automating the front end of SIGINT, deskilling the operator role while increasing their capacity to monitor the spectrum, reducing training costs, increasing the probability of intercept and location determination, and more importantly, decreasing the time to SIGINT capture.  With over 60 years of experience to draw on, Plath will show how that knowledge can be integrated into COMINT systems via intercept automation.

As a use case we will discuss one of COMINTs greatest challenges, the isolation and tracking of multiple frequency hopping signals, not just in one frequency range, but across the entire frequency spectrum!  Thus demonstrating that automation can increase the capacity of operators to simultaneously manage a greater number of more complex signal interceptions.

In this paper you will be led to understand how a combination of huge signal interception knowledge, coupled with DF capabilities, leveraged into massively parallel processing capabilities now available at scale and relative low cost, can drive a step change in timely signal identification and analysis and fundamentally modernise the role of the operator.
Ronald M. Meixner, Managing Director Business Unit Signal Products - PLATH GmbH