Realize the full potential of your equipment

SCEPTRE is a deployable, remotable ISR collection software suite that can act alone or as a network of receivers to perform rapid signal ID, tip and cue, c-uas, and geolocation. It can be integrated with multiple receivers simultaneously on stationary or mobile collection platforms, and it provides real-time analysis of COMINT, FISINT, and ELINT signals. SCEPTRE performs real-time bit breakout, data streaming out, antenna position control, and pulse descriptor word creation. The versatile nature of SCEPTRE allows the user to leave it unattended for days with its built-in, circular pre-d buffer, an ideal solution for remote access, RF surveys, or post-event analysis.

  • SCEPTRE allows the user to choose the right equipment for the job while maintaining the same user interface and processing capability.
  • For integrated solutions, SCEPTRE can command and interface to six different digitizer cards and can take in generic VITA-49 or SDDS streams.
A screenshot from 3dB Labs' real-time spectrum analysis software, SCEPTRE

SCEPTRE. Built for interoperability.

  • Paired with an external RF Front-End, SCEPTRE is compatible with over four dozen receivers from a dozen manufacturers.
  • SCEPTRE can pipe demodulated or raw data streams out as VITA-49 or SDDS into existing
    purpose-built software applications, extending the life of previous customer investments and purchases.

Features of SCEPTRE software

3dB's signal processing software, SCEPTRE

Event-driven antenna control

SCEPTRE interfaces directly with multiple antenna positioners and overlays antenna information directly into its map display. Antenna position can be driven by 'point-and-click', TLE, KLM, received power, or demodulated received data.

Utility in all forms of SIGINT

Regardless of the target, SCEPTRE provides the tools necessary to quickly identify and exploit known, new, and unusual signals of interest. Exploitation methods and techniques for specific signal types and IDs can be rapidly saved and recalled for future use or distributed to other instances of SCEPTRE.

3dB Labs' SCEPTRE's SIGINT capabilities
3dB's signal processing software, SCEPTRE

Low Probability of Intercept Detection

Built-in auto-correlation function and real-time match filtering provide detection of signals below the noise floor.

3dB's signal processing software, SCEPTRE

pre-D and PDW FIFO Buffer

Never miss a signal again with up to days worth of pre-D and PDW data stored in a circular FIFO buffer. Go back in time, extract, demodulate, and save data to file.

3dB's signal processing software, SCEPTRE

DAC Transmit Capability at IF and RF

Play back recorded files at RF/IF or use built-in arbitrary waveform generator to transmit simulated noise, RADAR, or analog/digital modulated waveforms.

Additional Capabilities

  • Flexible software tuners, 100 Hz to 300 MHz

  • Recording of spectrum, pre-D, audio, PDW

  • High-speed oscilloscope, amplitude and frequency, with triggering, time-time raster

  • AM, FM, PM, SSB analog demods, FSK, ASK, PSK, QAM digital demods

  • Digital video demod and decode

  • Pulse detection and measurement with PDW generation and analysis

  • Range-Doppler processing and raster

  • Software-driven wideband swept spectrum
    scanning > 200 GHz/second

  • DMR protocol analysis and breakout

  • Cross-spectrum, coherence, and group delay

  • Band power measurements

  • Nonlinearity spectrum for feature detection

  • Antenna positioner control

  • Configurable processing and displays

  • Ability to pause realtime, look back, zoom, place markers

  • Precision time and frequency tracking throughout

  • Database of recordings with flexible tagging

  • Remote web interface with real-time streaming

  • Tuner server to multiple networked clients

  • Open-source API and streaming to external applications

  • DVR pre-D and PDW circular buffer

  • Many more capabilities also available


Training courses provided by 3dB Labs:

  • SCEPTRE 101 - Zero to Hero introductory training

  • Advanced mission-specific training

  • MONARCH system training

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Watch SCEPTRE in action

This video demo shows SCEPTRE analyzing a RADAR signal.

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