ICAS Release 15 – Stronger focus on automation and extended sensor support
The latest release extends the capabilities of ICAS – enabling more flexibility and control by the user. The focus is on easier operation of the tasks, which allow for more flexible automation as well as an expanded choice of supported sensors. Let’s take a closer look at selected features of ICAS 15.
Inclusion of ICAS Frequency List Management in tasking
The new release enables transferring frequencies and associated information to the area of tasking more quickly and easily. For this purpose, the existing Frequency List Management (FLM) has been integrated into tasking. Among other things, you can now define frequency-specific technical settings, such as the modulation type, centrally in the FLM and reuse them in many tasks. Changes in the FLM are automatically transferred to the tasks. In addition, the creation of tasks has been simplified and made clearer. As a result, you benefit from less administrative effort and achieve more transparency about necessary settings within the automated tasks.
Further sensor integration
With the new release, ICAS supports additional receivers from third-party suppliers, such as the EM200 from Rohde & Schwarz, and thus increases the area of application of ICAS. In addition, Release 15 allows you to use up to 100 Digital Down Converters (DDC) of the PLATH DFP 5130 and DFP 5135 direction finders for narrowband recording, and you can also use these as monitoring receivers. This in turn makes it possible to build systems with high performance for platforms that are limited in size, weight and electrical power. In addition, the dual function of the direction finders is budget-friendly.
Improved interactive use of ICAS
The enhanced capabilities of ICAS optimise the user experience and facilitate your work with the spectrum, location calculations and reports.
- Reports: Users can now specify which signal types should automatically be added to a report. You have more control and can prevent the inclusion of unwanted signal types in reports to avoid unnecessary corrective work.
- Location calculations: From now on, you can also manually determine which bearing records should be used to calculate a location. This new level of flexibility enables interactive analysis approaches or performing running fixes (i.e. undertaking location fixes with one direction finder on a moving platform).
- Spectrum view and control of narrowband receivers: With ICAS 15, the spectrum view has received a facelift to provide better control and transparency over assigned narrowband channels/DDCs. In addition, you benefit from a clearer screen, easy control of display properties and increased working speed, as less manual input is required for receiver settings.