Traveler (EW FoS)

Fixed Wing Geo-Location (Manned)

Capabilities

TRAVELER is a developed software defined multi-protocol system capable of active/passive GSM geo-location, passive GSM survey/tower mapping, HPCP/PTT intercept/DF, Thuraya intercept/copy/geo-location. Traveler passive capability reduces network signature/impact on the network. Provides robust airborne network survey capability.

Limitations and Planning Factors

- 10 channel, 20MHz to 3GHz airborne software programmable system designed to survey and geo-locate designated signals of interest (SOI). - Targets the 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz GSM bands. - Traveler is designed so that adding additional SOI is a matter of porting software into the Traveler processing unit. - The near-term to include CDMA and UMTS - Multi-Channel Spatial Processing (Co-Channel Reduction) - Covert On-Demand Active Techniques - Moveable Between Platforms in Field - Multi-Channel Direction Finding (DF) - Correlation Interferometer Precision Geo-location (CIGL)

Vendor

BAE Systems
U.K.-based BAE's pods “are designed to find and eavesdrop on electronic emitters, identify them, then offer aerial precision geolocation (APG) and copying. SIGINT/ELINT pods and equipment can already be installed in larger [drones] like the USAF's RQ-4 Global Hawks, and aboard light surveillance planes like the Beechcraft King Air MC-12Ws.” — Margot Williams, The Intercept

Protocols

GSM 850/1900, 900/ 1800 passive GSM survey/semi-passive geolocate, HPCP, PTT, Thuraya (Vagrant). Future SOI ports planned include: CDMA (Deer Park), UMTS & TTL

Approval

Title 10

Cost: $750K

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