Mozambique Selects TCI for Turnkey National Spectrum Monitoring System

Fremont, CA – The Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM) has contracted with TCI for a turnkey national spectrum monitoring system that includes fixed sites featuring state-of-the-art hybrid geolocation capabilities, re-locatable, mobile and transportable stations, as well as spectrum management and control centers. Signed on March 11, 2015, the contract is the first awarded to TCI by INCM.

Four fixed and two re-locatable sites will employ TCI Model 737 systems. These systems will be complemented by TCI Model 707 sensor stations, and the overall network will provide monitoring, DF and hybrid geolocation utilizing Angle of Arrival (AOA) and Time Distance of Arrival (TDOA) measurements from 20 MHz to 3 GHz. This network will be accompanied by handheld spectrum analyzers with portable antennas to monitor from 9 kHz to 43 GHz. TCI will develop each site and install towers, as well as shelters, fencing, UPS and batteries.

The mobile component of TCI’s contract will include three 4-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles carrying TCI Model 737 systems assigned to monitor and DF frequencies from 20 MHz to 8 GHz. Two transportable stations utilizing the same TCI hardware will travel in 4-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicles. All will be networked together and controlled by the same intuitive TCI Scorpio™ client-server software as the fixed sites.

Mozambique’s Spectrum Management Center will feature TCI’s Automated Spectrum Management System (ASMS) software for network administration efforts. It’s National Spectrum Control Center will be networked to remote and mobile stations utilizing TCI’s ITU-compliant Scorpio spectrum monitoring software. Regional control centers will also perform spectrum monitoring operations using Scorpio’s flexible client-server architecture.

Additionally, TCI’s comprehensive contract includes factory and on-site training, factory acceptance, project management and field implementation supervision, as well as spare parts and an optional five-year maintenance contract.

About TCI
TCI International, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of SPX Corporation. TCI provides spectrum monitoring, direction finding and signals intelligence solutions to civilian, government and military agencies, as well as antennas for communications and high-power radio broadcasting. TCI is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, visit www.tcibr.com.