TCI Model 850 Blackbird NextGen Integrated Signal Search, Collection, Geolocation & Analysis System

TCI Model 850 Blackbird Nextgen Integrated Signal Search, Collection, Geolocation & Analysis System

Today’s new and emerging threats are driving the need for updated signal intelligence system capabilities that not only can detect, collect and analyze the newest signal threats, but geolocate them as well. To meet the demand for ever-increasing areas of operation, the system also must be easy to deploy and even easier to operate.

Building on the proven E3238S Blackbird capability and TCI’s world-leading direction finding and geolocation technology, the TCI Model 850 Blackbird NextGen SIGINT system combines precision RF and DF hardware with the next generation of the original Blackbird software. The result is a fully integrated, COTS signals intelligence capability to provide unparalleled signal survey, search, detection, visualization, collection, wideband recording, DF/geolocation, analysis and reporting — redesigned with a modern, easy-to-use interface. It’s the best of the proven, classic Blackbird, modernized with new technology, DF/geolocation, and point-and-shoot simplicity.

And when configured with the Lookback Collection option, you’ll never miss a collect for a signal of interest since IQ data for any past signal can be extracted from the wideband storage array without interrupting wideband recording. Blackbird operators can even use the Lookback Collection IQ data to go "back in time" to perform TDOA and hybrid geolocation on past signals.

• TCI replacement for original E3238S Blackbird Signals Intelligence system.
• Fully integrated signal search, visualization, collection, wideband recording, DF/geolocation, analysis and reporting.
• New client/server architecture supports multiple simultaneous remote or local clients (or unattended operation).
• Reinvented GUI provides easy setup and intuitive operation including touch screen and gesture support.
• Advanced signal detection, including optional modulation classifier automatically identifies specific signals of interest.
• Powerful search and Lookback visualization allow users to quickly find signals of interest whether live or previously detected.
• TCI's DF First® technology provides search by direction and/or geolocation when configured with TCI DF/geolocation options.
• Integrated DDCs with delay memory provide multichannel realtime collection.
• Easy to use Automation facility provides automated actions (collection, alarming, analysis, etc.) when signals of interest are detected.
• Frequency extension to 8 GHz.
• Modular/scalable RF processors for extended stare coverage (HF and V/UHF).
• Modulation recognition for automated signal classification and classification and Smart Recording.
• Wideband recorder, providing both wideband playback and TCI's exclusive Lookback Collection capability which allows signals to be extracted without interrupting recording.
• Snapshot Radio Audio Player.
• Signal Analysis and Decode Suite with over 200 signal types.
• TCI DF and geolocation options, including AOA DF, triangulated AOA geolocation, HF DF with optional SSL, TDOA geolocation, hybrid AOA/TDOA geolocation and Lookback TDOA / hybrid geolocation.
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US, European and Israeli customers requesting information on COMINT and Drone Detection systems, please contact Ray Blakeman.

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