AE8250-series Disk Recorders (50 MHz)

Compact 50 MHz SIGINT Disk Recorders with baseband and IF/baseband Interfaces

Overview

AE8250 is a series of advanced compact disk recorders designed for critical wideband SIGINT data collection in a wide range of static and mobile operational environments. Three variants are currently offered, aimed at high-resolution and multi-channel applications.


AE8250-MM60 supports the following user-selectable record/play modes:

  • 1 ch. x 50, 25, 12.5, 6.25, 3.12, 1.56 and 0.78 MHz recording bandwidths
  • Choice of IF or baseband record/play Input/Output modes
  • Standard IFs (160, 140, 70, 60 and 21.4 MHz)
  • 14-bit recording*
  • -75 to +5 dB input range with AGC (IF mode)
  • Direct-to-LTO-3 tape BACKUP/RESTORE facility

Further details on AE8250-MM60.


AE8250DC supports the following user-selectable record/play modes:

  • 2 ch. x 25, 12.5, 6.25, 3.12 MHz**
  • Choice of IF or baseband record/play Input/Output modes
  • Standard IFs (160, 70 and 21.4 MHz)
  • 55 dB SFDR
  • Direct-to-LTO-3 tape BACKUP/RESTORE facility

Further details on AE8250DC.


AE8250-12-4 supports the following user-selectable record/play modes:

  • 4 ch. x 12.5, 6.25, 3.12, 1.56 MHz recording bandwidths
  • Baseband only
  • 55 dB SFDR
  • Direct-to-LTO-3 tape BACKUP/RESTORE facility

Further details on AE8250-12-4.

Avalon AE8250-series 50 MHz SIGINIT Disk Recorder

Avalon AE8250-series IF/baseband
SIGINT Disk Recorder.

AE8250-series Features

AE8250 offers an unrivalled 50 MHz bandwidth in a 4-u, half-rack package.  Single, dual and four-channel channel versions are available, with a range of flexible baseband (video) and IF recording options.

Features include Avalon's unique LOOP recording mode and on-the-fly SKIP data protection permitting events to be captured even when their time of arrival is not known.

This compact, rugged go-anywhere recorder is designed for operational use in a wide range of static, mobile and airborne platform environments. The hot-swappable disk ensures a rapid re-arm time once the media is full.

AE8250 is supported by a range of additional accessories including rack-mount kits, the dedicated low-cost AE2602 Disk Crate Reader and a comprehensive suite of remote control, networking and data management tools (ARU).

In addition to the standard network connectivity for data extraction to a host computer, AE8250-series recorder also support BACKUP/RESTORE directly to/from an attached (optional) LTO-3 tape drive.

*(8-bits in 50 MHz mode)
** other bandwidth sets may be specified
e.g. 20/10/5/2.5 MHz, or 8/4/2 MHz.


Our range of disk recorders is constantly evolving. If you don't see exactly what you need,
please contact Avalon to check the availability of other variants.