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Doppler Systems Helps Find Culprit Jamming Aircraft Transmissions

Recently someone made hoax calls to pilots, causing a passenger flight to abort landing as it approached Melbourne Airport in Australia. In total there were 15 unauthorized transmissions on aircraft frequencies in the Melbourne area (see article here).  The Australian Communications and Media Authority deployed a Doppler Systems radio direction finder to assist the Australian Federal Police in finding the culprit.  Thankfully he was found and has been arrested (see article here).

Antenna Placement in a Mobile Installation

Frequently we are asked, “What antenna spacing should I use for my mobile antennas?”  This is a good question because many people think that antenna spacing would be critical for good performance and people are surprised when our answer is, “Somewhere between an 1/8 and 1/4 wavelength.”   In this post I’m going to present to you the results from the detailed model of our antennas to show the effect on error of antenna spacing and Read more…

Mounting a DF Antenna to the Side of a Tower

Over the years many of our customers have asked about mounting the DF antenna on the side of a tower or mast. Will it work? The short answer is not very well. We’ve posted the results of some extensive modeling we’ve done to predict the error associated with side mounting the DF array on a tower. To achieve a less than 5 degree peak error at 150 MHz the array must be mounted over 8 Read more…

Improved Mapping in TargetTrack

We released TargetTrack 3.2.0 last week. Several of our users had requested that we improve our bitmap based mapping functions. The previous versions of TargetTrack limited the map file size and the level of zooming. The new version allows for much larger file sizes and considerably more zoom levels. We’ve also added some more map like zooming and panning tools. The bitmap mapping facility in TargetTrack allows our users to make their own custom maps Read more…

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