Experiment, Learn, And Plan For The Next-Gen SIGINT And EW Mission With TReX

Threat Representative Environment (TReX) is a better way to experiment, train, and plan next generation signals intelligence (SIGINT) & electronic warfare (EW) operations. TReX is an easy to setup hardware and software suite that enables users to conduct true testing and evaluation of EW systems and techniques, anytime and anywhere. TReX may be set up in a lab, classroom, outdoor range, or deployed environment. It acts as a “victim” system that enables users to transmit and receive high fidelity representations of many commercial and non-commercial threat emitters, and test new EW techniques against their waveforms.

A Better Way To Experiment

To enable realistic and effective experimentation of new SIGINT and EW techniques against their waveforms, TReX enables operators to:

  • Rapidly update existing libraries and integrate w/ new hardware devices
  • Project a multi-domain operation (MDO) representative electromagnetic environment (EME) for training with scalable high-fidelity threat realism
  • Observe the effects of applied SIGINT and EW systems and techniques on simulated victim radios

A Better Way To Learn

Trainers may simulate SIGINT and EW engagements within the robust TReX software application and measure effects on enemy via measured BER, SNR, and throughput metrics. Simulated threat waveforms may be readily modified or added to evaluate the robustness of existing solutions to ever-changing threat signals and conditions. Users may create long term and/or repeatable scenarios for quantitative testing in the lab or field. TReX has the capability to mimic specific threat radio waveforms that include, but are not limited to:

  • Fast-frequency-hopping tactical radios
  • Fixed-frequency tactical radios
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Remote-Controlled Model Aircrafts (RCMA)
  • GNSS, DVB-S, DVB-S2, and DVB-T signals
  • TDMA/CDMA bulk transmitters
  • Non-commercial adversary modems
  • Comms modulations: FSK, BPSK, BPSK-DSSS, OFDM, and QAM
  • Pulsed emitters/radar signals
TReX Multi-node Setup
TReX Multi-node Setup

TReX may be used to practice CONOPs in a network simulated environment. Multiple TReX devices may be set up to communicate with one another and generate reports to be used for evaluating mission effectiveness and improve planning by revealing to commanders techniques that are most effective against threat systems.

A Better Way To Plan

Post Mission And Real Time Analysis
Post Mission And Real Time Analysis

TReX provides real-time and post-mission analysis to better train and plan for future missions. Backing up the TREX product is a diverse team of engineering, design, and training experts with operational experience in EW/SIGINT.

A COTS Software And Hardware-Based Signal Simulator System

TReX Lab unit - Mini-WISP
TReX Lab unit – Mini-WISP
TReX Field Unit
TReX Field Unit

TReX software is flexible and compatible with a wide range of COTS devices (e.g. USRP X310, E210), and provides custom hardware configurations to meet mission needs. The TREX system is versatile enough to be fitted with small, lab environment components up to large, MIL-SPEC outdoor units with high powered amplification. TReX’s web-based software leverages in-house digital signal processing (DSP) to outfit operators with generic or specific custom signals of interest (SOIs).

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