Spectrum monitoring is an essential practice when analyzing interfering RF Signals. The ability to locate and fix unwanted signals or interference is important to in an age where there is a high demand for accurate and efficient spectrum monitoring.
What Is Spectrum Monitoring?
Spectrum Monitoring is the practice of maintaining and monitoring networks or devices that use RF signals and frequencies. There are a number of tools that can be used to monitor RF signal quality and interferences. Using device applications and viewing the data on screens to complete this monitoring, this these tools are integral to successful EMI testing and RF interference hunting.
Types Of RF Spectrum Monitoring Tools
- Active Directional Antennas
- USB Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
- Real-Time Remote Analyzers
- UXA Signal Analyzer
- Monitoring Receivers
- EMI Receivers
- RF Interference Hunting Tools
What Is Spectrum Monitoring Used For?
Spectrum Monitoring is for determining and reporting anomalies in RF signals within a network. Identifying these unauthorized or unintentional signals allows operators to make the appropriate adjustments, ensuring a network’s quality and providing a way to evaluate a system’s performance. This data can then be saved and referenced over a period of time.
Who Uses Spectrum Monitoring Practices
Spectrum monitoring tools are used by a variety of different people from diverse industries. For example, the military uses a range of spectrum monitoring tools to geolocate foreign and domestic signals. This monitoring is critical to national security and public safety. Those who rely on precise RF spectrum monitoring includes:
- Aerospace Employees
- Military Personnel
- Electrical Engineers
- Telecommunications Technicians
- Laboratory Workers
- Wireless Network Experts
What To Know For Successful RF Spectrum Monitoring
To complete RF spectrum monitoring, technicians must first determine the required power needed for monitoring the network. Based on this knowledge, they can then choose the ideal spectrum analyzer or RF interference tool. RF spectrum monitoring tools have helpful interfaces to allow for easy navigation during testing and results can be saved.
RF Spectrum Monitoring Tool Rentals
ATEC provides customers with precise and reliable spectrum monitoring tools, such as the Narda SignalShark 3310 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and the Keysight N9040B UXA Signal Analyzer. We provide products from industry-leading manufacturers, such as Narda, Aaronia, and Keysight. To learn more about ATEC’s RF spectrum monitoring tool rentals, reach out to an ATEC rental agent today. We can help assist you in choosing the best product, based on your testing requirements and standards.
Narda SignalShark 3310 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer
The Narda SignalShark is high-quality, handheld, and multifunctional device with an impressive frequency range of 8 kHz to 8 GHz. This device is efficient and innovative with a lightweight design, user-friendly interface, and high real-time bandwidth. ATEC offers a range of SignalShark equipment in addition to this model.
Keysight N9040B UXA Signal Analyzer
The N9040B model is a benchtop signal analyzer that is ideal for spectrum monitoring. With a frequency range of 2 Hz - 50 GHz, standard attenuator range of 70 dB, and more, this unit is user-friendly and can be used in a variety of testing circumstances. ATEC offers the N9040B and other spectrum monitoring tools from Keysight.