Satellite Payloads: Frequency Monitoring Payload

QinetiQ’s FMP is a small satellite payload designed to monitor radio frequency (RF) interference over a wide spectrum and to geo-locate signals of interest.

The instrument globally monitors the terrestrial RF environment, allowing sources of potential interference to be identified, characterised and located. Information gathered by FMP will enable the Agency or regulatory authorities to take mitigating actions to avoid interference with the operation of Earth observation satellites.

FMP monitors any frequency sources in the range 100 MHz to 24 GHz, with an instantaneous bandwidth of up to 300 MHz. It can either scan through the full frequency range or continually monitor a small section of it for detecting specific signals.

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Satellite Payloads: Frequency Monitoring Payload