TargetTrack

TargetTrack is our latest and most full featured radio direction finding software.  It was designed around our new DDF7000 series direction finders but will work with our legacy DDF6000 series systems as well.  TargetTrack satisfies the needs of Signal and Communications Intelligence professionals in that it provides audio recording, evidentiary data, archival data, and the opportunity for post collection analysis of the bearing data.

TargetTrack functions with fixed site or mobile direction finders.  It can be used with a stand alone mobile direction finder or it can network multiple direction finders on a Ethernet based network or using radio modems.  The location of each direction finder is shown on a map.  When a signal breaks squelch TargetTrack begins recording the audio and collecting and displaying the measured bearings.  If multiple direction finders are networked it will display the estimated location of the target and a 95% certainty ellipse about the target location.  When the transmission ceases TargetTrack waits a user selected period of time and then saves the recorded audio and bearing data into an SQL database.  The user can tag the data (referred to as an intercept) using a form that has several fields that can be used to identify the intercept.  The SQL database can be searched on these tags and the data played back on the map display. 

TargetTrack features include:

  • Single program can be used for both fixed and mobile operation
  • Display of fixed site and mobile site locations and bearings on a single map
  • ¬†Flexible networking of multiple fixed and mobile sites
  • Support for USB receivers (ICOM R1500, R2500, AOR SR2200, ICOM R8600) as well as RS232 and CIV receivers
  • Automatic Identification of multiple transmission sources (targets)
  • Automatic calibration to known beacon locations
  • Ability to use a number on on line mapping providers (Bing, Google, etc.)
  • Maps are cached enabling off line use (e.g. mobile)
  • Audio monitoring and recording of the received signal
  • Database storage of all audio and bearing data
  • Database forms for user entry of descriptive information about the received data
  • Database is searchable allowing user to search the fields in the descriptive information
  • Ability to playback previously recorded received audio and data while simultaneously collecting new data
  • Ability to connect a second monitoring receiver to the software and record received signals from it
  • Receiver scan and search functions allow user to monitor an entire frequency band or many individual frequencies
  • Unique audio file control that allows access of received audio and data using a visual time line
  • Simple set up and use
  • Audio can be streamed over the network from the DDF7000 or connected via a sound card
  • Automatic identification of DDF7000 series direction finders on a local area network
  • Time synchronization of all bearing data collected on the network (requires GPS receiver at each site on the network)
  • Allows users to import data into the database that was recorded on other computers so data can be consolidated on one computer

The software may be downloaded from our downloads page. You can try it out using a df site at our office. See the demos page for details.

Further information on networking fixed and mobile sites is found on the networking page.

A screen shot of a networked system with two fixed site direction finders and one mobile direction finder is shown below.

TargetTrack Screen Shot