Principle of operation
The HSA-Q1 is a fully integrated portable RF Spectrum Analyser designed specifically for professional countermeasures use (TSCM). It has been designed with the highest possible technical specification to ensure maximum detection capability and has a range of invaluable features to aid countermeasures RF detection or ‘Sweeps’. Despite its technical capability the HSA-Q1 remains easy to operate with an intuitive user friendly interface.
HSA-Q1 features a wide 1 MHz to 13.44GHz frequency range with a sweep time of just 0.5 seconds (faster in shorter spans) to ensure detection of all types of RF signals especially modern pulsed burst signals that can be missed by slower sweeping units.
Frequency spans can be set anywhere from the whole 13.44 GHz range down to just 25 Mhz when detailed signal analysis is required. Simply move the cursor onto any detected signal and press the ‘Zoom’ button to view the signal in more detail.
The Waterfall (Spectrogram) function shows a real time full colour graphical display of any detected signal to allow the user further analysis. This is especially useful in analysing modern pulsed digital signals (or frequency hopping signals) such as those from Cellular, Wifi, Burst and GPS based devices.
RF Sensitivity can be adjusted over 5 levels: Maximum (-80 dBm), for example, to detect all signals including those in other adjacent rooms or even outside the building, down to Minimum for when location of a specific nearby signal source is required.
Read the manual to the left side of this page.