CRFS Provides RF Spectrum Monitoring for Expo 2020 Dubai

CAMBRIDGE, England – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –CRFS, a global leader in RF spectrum monitoring, management and geolocation solutions, announced an agreement with the United Arab Emirates regulatory agency, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), to provide monitoring solutions spectrum for the Dubai exhibition.

Expo 2020 Dubai is a global fair that takes place in the United Arab Emirates over six months with exhibits from 192 different countries. With so many organizations using and relying on the RF spectrum, monitoring spectrum allocation, and who should and should not be, is a huge task for the TDRA regulator. To ensure the safety and smooth running of the exhibition, TDRA chose CRFS to provide a high performance RFeye Node receiver network to monitor the spectrum.

Extremely sensitive RFeye nodes are configured to monitor and report spectrum usage over a wide frequency range (9 kHz -18 GHz). Thanks to the time of arrival difference (TDOA), they are also able to geolocate the source of a signal. This means that sources of spectral interference can be quickly identified and located, allowing TDRA to respond instantly.

“There were a lot of challenges in this project”, said Malcolm Sellars, CRFS Product Manager. “But by working with our local partner Motabaqah Trading, we were able to set up the network and get everything up and running very quickly. Working in the heat could have been a problem, but knots had no problem even with temperatures reaching 50C.

Using RFeye Mission spectrum automation software, TDRA is able to automate critical tasks, freeing up their expert operators to focus on the most difficult tasks, using RFeye Site software. If a signal warrants further investigation, TDRA can deploy the RFeye Stormcase, a portable spectrum monitoring system, which can be up and running in minutes exactly where it’s needed.

The RFeye Node network is deployed as a temporary facility at the Expo site. This allows TDRA to use them in other applications after Expo is over. “This is one of the great advantages of nodes, they are quick to deploy and quick to redeploy ”, said Mohammed Al Blooshi, director of spectrum monitoring at TDRA. “With much of the processing taking place on the node, the feedback requirements are low, which has allowed us to use wireless modems to connect the network. “

Mohammed Al Blooshi continued: “We were very pleased with how CRFS was able to meet our requirements and deliver this high performance system so quickly. We now have a full picture of the RF spectrum on the Expo site, ensuring that the Expo and other spectrum users are free from interference and can use it when they need it.

Dubai Expo 2020 takes place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.


About CRFS

CRFS creates deployable systems to detect, identify and geotag signals in complex RF environments. We provide end-to-end automated solutions for spectrum management and deconfliction, interference research and threat detection, using our intelligent receiver technology, software and advanced analytics. Our RFeye systems are widely deployed by military, intelligence, law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

CRFS designs, builds, programs and deploys systems and solutions from its production facilities in the UK and US. We also have a network of trusted international partners who provide local support to our global customer base.

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