CRUMBCATCHER™ SIGINT Software Suite


Operator-focused SIGINT Collection



CRUMBCATCHER™ SIGINT Software

CRUMBCATCHER™ core SIGINT capability readily integrates software-defined radio (SDR) technologies and legacy systems to provide wideband spectrum survey, RF energy detection, signal monitoring, RF and audio recording/replay, signal classification, signal decoding, and direction finding (DF)/geolocation. From the ground up, CRUMBCATCHER™ was built around Open Architectures (OAs). CRUMBCATCHER™ can be deployed on Intel and ARM-based machines and is largely RF front-end agnostic. Northeast Information Discovery also offers its own optimized SWAP-C mission computers for footprints under 6" x 6".

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Energy Detection and Tasking

As soon as they key their mic, they're detected. CRUMBCATCHER™ lists each detection and provides tasking controls so the Operator can quickly monitor the signal or apply other signal processing, such as decoding and direction finding.

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Collection Tasking

Multiple collection tasks are only limited by the connected software define radio (SDR) hardware. CRUMBCATCHER™ takes care of the background hardware and software resource management, leaving the Operator to focus on the real work.

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Direction Finding

CRUMBCATCHER™’s direction finding (DF) subsystem can DF multiple targets at once. It’s typically deployed with a four-element array. If a different array is needed, it can be calibrated using known emitters and their locations. High resolution lines of bearing provide target direction and can provide geolocation if used on a mobile platform or with distributed sensor and antenna nodes. DF is fully automated, though manual control is available.