To meet demand for additional bandwidth for cellular and broadcast operations, national regulators are reallocating spectrum previously used for other applications. Before a new network can be rolled out within these frequencies, it is critical for the new license owner to confirm that all legacy users have terminated their transmissions. P/N: 11410-01154
Spectrum monitoring systems facilitate the identification and removal of interference signals that degrade network capacity. By monitoring spectrum on a continual basis, problem signals can be identified as they occur
in real-time. Patterns of unwanted signal activity can also be examined, providing an efficient way to characterize and locate the source of the interference problem. P/N: 11410-00876
Vision software is also provided as an option for all spectrum monitor models. Vision works with the monitoring hardware to automate the process of collecting measurement data, providing useful information about network heath and use of the spectrum. Vision is composed of two components responsible for monitoring and locating interference signals, called Vision Monitor (option 400) and Vision Locate (option 401). Vision Monitor automatically records spectrum data, maintains a searchable spectrum history database, enables alarm functions for unusual signal activity and provides a set of tools for managing the spectrum monitoring system. Vision Locate provides the capability to geo-locate interference or illegal, unlicensed signals. To properly locate signal positions, three or more monitors must be used. P/N: 10580-00418
Vision is a software application suite that runs on a PC or laptop using the Windows operating system. The Vision software monitor and locate features enable the identification and removal of interference signals that degrade network capacity.
The Vision software platform works with Anritsu's spectrum monitoring hardware (MS27100A, MS27101A, MS27102A, and MS27103A) to automate the process of collecting measurement data, providing useful information about network health, and use of the spectrum. P/N: 10450-00062
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There are various methods for geo-locating an RF signal of interest. Primary alternatives include Power of Arrival (POA), Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA), and Angle of Arrival (AOA). In most situations where modulated signal bandwidths are greater than 25 kHz, TDOA provides the best accuracy. This application note focuses on the use of TDOA as a means for tracking a signal. P/N: 11410-01133
The ideal combination for indoor and outdoor, multi-frequency radio coverage mapping measurements. This application note explains how to build and use a radio frequency coverage mapping test system utilizing Anritsu's Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A, Vision MX280001A software, and NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A solutions. P/N: 11410-01096
This documentation provides a description of the Anritsu Remote Spectrum Monitor MS2710xA software. It describes the graphical user interface, provides a how-to chapter to set up measurements, discusses SCPI programing, and covers a lists of SCPI programming commands. P/N: 10450-00052
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This solution brochure covers the four steps to success when interference hunting, as well as which Anritsu product/solution is suitable for each step in the process. P/N: 11410-00900
This documentation provides a description of the Anritsu’s Remote Spectrum Monitor (RSM) and Vision Software API’s. It describes the graphical user interface, provides a how-to chapter to set up measurements, discusses API programing, and covers a lists of API programming commands. API's are presented both for control of Anritsu's RSM hardware product line (MS2710XA) as well as for Vision software. Most features in Vision are paid options. In order for these options to work, the RSM hardware must have these options
enabled. Please see the Vision software Product Brochure and User Guide for option information.
This Quick Start Guide provides the installation instructions and exercises that illustrate the use of Vision Remote Spectrum Monitor Software.
Quick Start Guide
The MS27103A is ideal for satellite operators and broadcasters who need to rely on clear
communication channels to ensure optimal
performance. A typical earth station will consist of many satellite dishes, all of which need to be monitored in real time. The MS27103A multiport remote spectrum monitor enables the spectrum of each satellite uplink or downlink to be monitored for spectral purity and the presence of interferers. Alarms can be automatically triggered on detection of unwanted interferers that would degrade the signal integrity.
Interference mitigation of cellular networks
is a top priority for optimizing networks and
maximizing revenue for cellular network operators. The MS27103A provides spectrum assurance with all applications being accessed and controlled remotely. Interference and unusual signal activity can be monitored and recorded, threshold alarms can be set and signals of interest geo-located. With the Anritsu spectrum monitoring system, your
spectrum investment is protected.
Reliable communications are critical for both military operations and for testing high-tech systems which rely on wireless command and control. Security at military facilities, national boarders, utilities, airports and other sensitive sites must all have access to communications free of impediments and distortion. Spectrum monitoring is crucial to insure that such facilities remain free of
The MS27102A is part of a spectrum monitoring system used to identify and measure spectrum usage and to locate and remove illegal or unlicensed interference signals. This is key in keeping critical communication channels such as transport, broadcasting, public
safety and utilities free of impediments and distortion. Regulating the use of radio transmissions and mitigating interference in the spectrum has become a high priority with government regulators.
Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) is a technique for geo-locating RF sources. It requires three or more
remote receivers (probes) capable of detecting the signal of interest. Each probe is synchronized in time to
capture corresponding I/Q data blocks. Software shifts the time signature of each I/Q data set to find the
difference in the arrival time at each probe. This gives the difference in the distance of the source from each
set of probes. Using several probes provides a set of curved lines that indicate solutions to the distance
equations. The actual RF source sits at the intersection of these lines.
TDOA can provide a very accurate location estimate (< 100 m) in a short period of time. To successfully use
TDOA it is essential to understand the type of signals that can be used, how the results depend on the
geometry of the measurement (probe and source
locations), what the sources of uncertainty are and
how to mitigate them, and how to know if the
answer is meaningful.
This manual provides a brief overview of the MS2710xA Remote Spectrum Monitor, installation considerations and required equipment, and instructions for installing the instrument to either a pole or wall.
A Primer for Public Safety Engineers and
Cellular Operators. This application note outlines how to spot and fix interference that radiates from Cable TV systems. P/N: 11410-00907
Remote spectrum monitoring plays a critical role in how governmental, regulatory and commercial enterprises deal with interference within the licensed spectrum. Knowing the tools available to them helps entities make an informed decision when selecting a solution for their particular application.
Anritsu’s spectrum monitor system provides the operator and DAS vendor with an efficient and
automated method for identifying, detecting and geo-locating problem signals in the network
environment. The MS27103A with its 12 or 24 RF In ports is the ideal solution for monitoring
multiple carriers on multiple sectors. These monitors can be positioned at the BTS to measure the
receive (uplink) paths of the network to quickly identify the presence of unwanted signals. Used
with the optional Vision™ application software, the MS27103A can store spectrum history, provide
threshold alarm triggering and geo-locate
the source of interference
quickly and accurately.