Satellite Phone Monitoring
Intercepting the communications of people who might threaten the internal security of the country is a necessity. Whether in the context of civil or military actions, it is important to intercept the communications of terrorists or criminals, either by tracking networks or anticipating serious actions or any other information action. Communication resources are in constant […]
Intercepting the communications of people who might threaten the internal security of the country is a necessity. Whether in the context of civil or military actions, it is important to intercept the communications of terrorists or criminals, either by tracking networks or anticipating serious actions or any other information action. Communication resources are in constant development, so it is important to have suitable equipment for each type of communication network.
By utilizing an apt Satellite Phone Monitoring System, it is possible to find information about several people (draw their profile) and about the people with whom they communicate. In the prison system, interception is often a great help against various malpractices in institutions. While, in the military field, the aim is to ensure the safety of troops deployed outside the national territory.
What is Satellite Phone Monitoring & how it works?
A Satellite Phone Monitoring System refers to a state-of-the-art solution brought up to build an intelligence picture over mobile satellite networks to detect, monitor and intercept mobile satellite communications. This advanced solution has been designed to cover satellite interception for main mobile satellite communication systems: Iridium, IsatPhone Pro and Thuraya.
Basically, the satellite interception system intercepts calls, text messages, faxes and raw data communications. The interceptor operates in completely passive mode which means its working is totally undetectable. The system also permits geo-localization of Iridium and Thuraya cell phones. All intercepted sessions are automatically stored in the system database for offline analysis.
Stratign offers tactical and strategic Satellite Phone Interception systems such as for Thuraya, Iridium, Isat and Unified Solution (which is capable of intercepting all three satellite communication systems from one system) that intercept voice calls, SMS, data traffic, call related information and can detect the location of satellite phones. The monitoring is carried out by obtaining and decrypting the traffic amongst users’ devices and the respective satellites. Due to the system’s lightweight, low-energy consumption and insignificant maintenance requirements, they can be mounted on mobile platforms.
Getting in deeper: Understanding satellite phone tracking and more
Tracking of targets from aerial channels is an imperative activity in numerous applications, especially surveillance. Understanding of geolocation on these targets enhances extra significant and beneficial information to the application.
These days, Satellite Phone Tracking is not only possible, it’s widely used by military and security services. Satellite phone tracking can be carried out in various ways:
- By tracking radio frequency emissions, a relatively simple approach to receive the signal for a trained technician.
- Using commercially available tracking devices.
- Satellite mobiles can be tracked via their own inbuilt GPS devices or weak encryption protocols.
Stratign’s GMPCS Monitoring Solutions
1) Thuraya Monitoring System:
Stratign’s Strategic and Tactical/Portable Thuraya Monitoring Systems for your organization are designed and developed as a 100% Passive Monitoring System which is capable of monitoring, deciphering and logging Thuraya communications including Voice, SMS and Fax.
a) Strategic Thuraya Monitoring System:
This integrated system from Stratign is meant for nationwide monitoring and will intercept both sides of the communication (full duplex call), call related information along with the geo-location of target phone Thuraya by monitoring of both L & C-band. The Strategic Thuraya Monitoring System can intercept up to 32 duplex calls per spot beam and up to 7 spot beams simultaneously (the number of channels and spot beams are configurable).
b) Tactical Thuraya Monitoring System:
The tactical system from Stratign will intercept both sides of the communication (full duplex call) up to approximately 15 kms (in case LOS exists) and simplex thereafter, call related information along with the geo-location of target phone Thuraya by monitoring of L-band uplink and downlink signals. To enable full duplex monitoring, Stratign alternatively proposes that the tactical Thuraya monitoring system should be connected to a fixed C-band site via dedicated media to transfer the intercepted L-band traffic to the main site. To further support satellite phone tracking, the system at the main site will provide full duplex call interception along with all call related information such as Called Number, Caller ID, Latitude and Longitude, IMEI, IMSI or TMSI etc.
2) Iridium Monitoring System:
The Iridium Monitoring System is a military grade portable interception platform designed for naval, airborne and land-based applications to work under different environmental conditions. The components used in the system are military grade and delivering optimum performance during continuous usage. The Iridium Monitoring System can intercept the Voice, SMS and Data sessions from Iridium L-band uplink and downlink simultaneously to provide the duplex communication. The Iridium Monitoring System can process the burst signals, GMPCS broadcast control (dedicated and common) and traffic bursts. The system is capable of automatically classifying Voice, Fax, Data and SMS traffic.
3) Tactical ISAT Monitoring System:
The ISAT Monitoring System (STN-INT-SISM) is designed and developed as a 100% Passive Monitoring System which is capable of monitoring, deciphering and logging ISAT communications including Voice, SMS and FAX from ISAT satellite network. In addition to recovering the call content, to support satellite phone tracking and geo-location of target phones, the system can also provide specific information about the call, such as numbers dialed or dialing number, IMSI, IMEI of intercepted subscriber, start and end times, call originators and areas contacted.
4) Unified Satellite Phone Monitoring System:
The Unified Satellite Phone Monitoring System (STN SATUS) is built to intercept Voice, SMS and Text traffic from Satellite Phones working on Isat Phone Pro Satellite, Thuraya and Iridium networks.
The system is pre-integrated and pre-configured in a compact ruggedized transportable casing for plug and play operations. STN SATUS intercepts the signals from L band uplink (from Satellite Phones to Satellites) and downlink (from Satellite to Satellite Phones) to provide the duplex calls up to 15 Kms with LOS and simplex calls beyond that. Also, the system can perform geo-fencing to monitor calls from a specific area. Moreover, the integrated map display allows for geo-location of target phone position and tracking on digital maps. All features and capabilities are configurable as per the customer requirement.
In a nutshell, to challenge the various monitoring scenarios, Stratign has designed both tactical and strategic solutions as mentioned above, equipped with automatic post processing, decoding demodulation and decryption of intercepted Voice, Fax, Data and high-speed IP traffic. So, get ready to take advantage of Stratign’s beneficial GMPCS Monitoring Solutions, today!