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Clearbox Systems signs with Raytheon Australia for ADF SATCOM support

Multi-year agreement supports key SATCOM management tools for ADF

Clearbox Systems, an Australian Small/Medium-sized Enterprise (SME), has signed a multi-year agreement with Raytheon Australia for the ongoing support of an ADF SATCOM management system. The Ground Segment Management System (GSMS) is an innovative, software-based solution that was designed and developed by Clearbox Systems to provide the monitoring and control function for key WGS anchor stations. It provides Equipment Monitoring and Control, Spectrum Monitoring and Service Scheduling to manage the lifecycle of SATCOM services including scheduling, activation, health monitoring, deactivation and logging.

Having successfully delivered the GSMS in 2015, this agreement will see the GSMS supported for years to come. The agreement includes a technical support help desk backed by ongoing engineering support (including enhancements to the system over its life) and maintenance support.

The services are provided out of Clearbox Systems’ Canberra facility where engineers and technicians responsible for the system delivery have transitioned to its support.


Clearbox Systems at MilCIS 2016

Clearbox Systems will back exhibiting this year at the 2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS), so come and visit us and see what we have to offer.

Key Information:

When:  8-10 November 2016
Where: National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia


What will we be showcasing?


Clearbox Systems will have a live demonstration of Foresight. On display, will be Foresight’s ability to provide scheduling, monitoring and control of 100s transportable terminals deployed anywhere on a network.

Foresight is currently being deployed into JP2008 Phase 5B1

Compass (including Profile Manager and Redundancy Manager)

Clearbox Systems will have a live demonstration of Compass, a powerful equipment monitoring and control suite. As part of the demonstration Profile Manager and Redundancy Manager will be demonstrated.

Profile Manager is a Compass software component which allows the saving and restoring of equipment settings. Redundancy Manager extends Profile Manager’s functionality to provide automated configuration and cutover of redundant equipment under control of a Compass system.

Compass and its add-on products are currently being deployed into JP2008 Phases 3F, 4 and 5A

Monics 10.5 / Monics Enterprise Manager with MN200

Monics is a mature spectrum monitoring and interference detection system. Clearbox Systems will have a demonstration of the latest version of Monics (V10.5) and the new Monics Enterprwaterfallise Manager.

New features include:

  • Refreshed GUI
  • Windows Authentication with fine-grained user access control
  • Waterfall display
  • Improved logging and instrument status

Also, be sure to ask us about the MN200, a low-cost hardware add-on to Monics that it extends spectrum monitoring through a deployed network, including multiple spot beams.


SpectreSpectre Photo

Clearbox Systems’ latest product, Spectre will be demonstrated. Spectre is a high performance, scalable Analog RF to 10 GigE platform. Spectre enables both Transmit and Receive RF applications from 400MHz to 4GHz at 200MHz bandwidth with streaming to and from 10Gbit/s Ethernet.


Visit the booth to see SigX – a RF signal protection product that can be configured to automatically cancel interference in real time with no human intervention. SigX automatically detects and characterises interfering signals, then creates a cancelling signal to remove the interference and preserve the integrity of the protected link.

Support Services

Come and talk to us about our Support Services which extend beyond our product base and include Software Development, Hardware Engineering, On-site technicians and SATCOM Engineering.


Spectre Photo

New Product: Spectre

Clearbox Systems presents Spectre – a high performance, scalable Analog RF to 10 GigE platform.

Spectre enables both Transmit and Receive RF applications from 400MHz to 4GHz at 200MHz bandwidth with streaming to and from
10Gbit/s Ethernet.

Rather than performing any on board processing Spectre hands off the digitised RF for processing elsewhere.

Spectre can be used as a desktop unit or as multiple units mounted in a chassis.

This flexibility means that Spectre is suitable for applications ranging from Research or Academia to Industrial or Military.

Spectre features a Xilinx Kintex XC7K160 FPGA and 512MB DDR3 RAM.


Spectre Photo



  • Bandwidth: Up to 200MHz
  • RF Selection: 400MHz to 4GHz
  • ADC: Dual, 16-Bit 310 MSPS anti-aliasing
  • DAC: Dual, 16-Bit 1230 MSPS anti-aliasing


  • RF In/Out: SMA
  • Transmit Power: 0dBm
  • Receive Level: 0dBm
  • Ethernet: SFP+ 10GigE Optical Ethernet
  • Additional interface expansion board providing USB for JTAG and debug, USB serial for console, reset button, jtag header, SMA for Clock reference and 2 screw terminal connector for power (not required when chassis is used)


  • Dimensions: 160mm x 100mm VME Card Profile
  • Weight:270g (298g including development jig)


  • Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C with cooling fan (recommended)
  • Humidity: 90% non-condensing


  • DC Input: 12 volts at 1.4A
  • Power Consumption: 16.8W running typical streaming application running.


Spectre Diagram

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