KSMS Overview

Keysight Spectrum Management Software (KSMS) is a comprehensive software tool kit to modernize how frequency regulators, and public and private network operators, manage their frequency resources.

With KSMS, detect, locate, and mitigate interference issues, providing full-stack spectrum optimization from RF to over-the-air analog and digital demodulation.

Control your spectrum, measure utilization, and identify interference, all in a single platform.

Spectrum Management Key Features

Frequency spectral traces of several FieldFox handheld analyzers are displayed using the Keysight Spectrum Monitoring Software KSMS

Spectrum Trace

Monitoring spectrum from multiple FieldFox / receivers across several frequencies or antennas.

Spectrogram display of several time variant signals from FieldFox handheld analyzers are displayed using the Keysight Spectrum Monitoring Software KSMS

Spectrogram

Capture and display time variant signals across multiple receivers.

Spectral occupancy of several from FieldFox handheld analyzers are displayed using the Keysight Spectrum Monitoring Software KSMS

Spectrum Occupancy

Report frequency band and channel utilization rate.

Time difference of arrival TDOA measurements from several FieldFox handheld analyzers are displayed using the Keysight Spectrum Monitoring Software KSMS

Directional Finding with TDOA

Locate the source of unknown emitters and interfering signals.

Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) solution using three FieldFox analyzers and KSMS software

Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) with KSMS

TDOA is an emerging directional finding technique providing accurate results with as little as ten meters of uncertainty.

Using this method, several FieldFox analyzers in separate geographical locations with synchronized GPS signals can determine the location of an unknown signal source.

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Frequently Asked Questions – KSMS

What Is Spectrum Management?

Spectrum management is the process of regulating and allocating the use of the electromagnetic spectrum. The goal of spectrum management is to efficiently use the limited frequency spectrum through monitoring spectrum control and utilization. This involves assessing channel assignment, signal leakage, and interference hunting. With this, the same band can support the ever-growing development of wireless communication technologies through careful RF monitoring.

What Is Signal Monitoring?

Signal monitoring is a technical task within the broader umbrella of spectrum management. It involves observing, recording, and analyzing the signals within a specified frequency of interest to differentiate interference from legitimate activity. This can include monitoring various wireless signals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, or satellite signals.

What Are the Effects of RF Interference?

RF interference can cause data loss, increased noise, reduced range, signal degradation, device malfunction, and security vulnerabilities, which can significantly impact the functionality of electronic devices and communication systems.

Why Use Keysight Spectrum Management Software?

KSMS is an advanced spectrum monitoring system. Use KSMS to control your spectrum, measure utilization, and identify interference, all in a single platform. Unlock remote spectrum monitoring without being held back by fixed test sites.

How Does KSMS Software Work With the FieldFox Handheld Analyzer?

KSMS uses FieldFox as a monitoring device by connecting through ethernet, Wi-Fi, or a modem. Customers can then use the same instrument for the entire life cycle of interference hunting, including last-mile testing and locating interference sources. FieldFox enables you with the convenience of portable test sites, while KSMS provides remote field monitoring capabilities.

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