Pentek’s Sentinel Recorder Targets SIGINT Applications

November 12, 2019 Alix Paultre

Pentek announced an addition to its family of Talon signal recording and playback systems, the RTR 2654 26.5 GHz RF Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning rackmount recorder. The RTR 2654 integrates a Pentek Talon Recording System with a 25.6 GHz RF tuner, with intelligent signal scanning software. The RTR 2654 automatically scans the RF spectrum from 800 MHz to 26.5 GHz for signals of interest to monitor or record bandwidths up to 500 MHz wide.

A Pentek Model 78141 Jade transceiver module serves as the data acquisition engine of the Talon RTR 2654. One of its dual 3.2 GS/sec 12-bit A/D converters is operated at a sample rate of 2.8 GS/sec. The Model 78141 is coupled to the 500 MHz bandwidth IF output signal of a 6 GHz RF tuner front end. A digital downconverter (DDC) in the Model 78141 provides frequency zooming for signal bandwidth steps of 500, 280 or 140 MHz.

The Sentinel recorder provides automated signal monitoring and detection, and the real-time recorder can capture and store hundreds of terabytes of data to disk, allowing users to store data spanning multiple days. The Talon RTR 2654 is packaged in a 4U 19" rackmountable chassis.

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