China’s Breakthrough Surveillance Device: Real-Time Monitoring Across Entire Electromagnetic Spectrum
China claims a revolutionary new surveillance device that can instantly monitor all signals across the electromagnetic spectrum, from amateur radio to advanced military tech.
Chinese scientists say their compact equipment achieves real-time signal tracking and analysis with unprecedented bandwidth. This seamlessly spans frequencies used for everything from hobbyist broadcasts to Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites to top-secret enemy communications.
Research lead Yang Kai boasts the artificial intelligence-powered system brings “significant change” to modern warfare by rapidly deciphering any transmission’s physical traits and origins. Apparently this instant signal identification enables selectively suppressing military signals without disrupting civilian networks.
Details on the covert technology remain scant, with basic capabilities described in a Yang-penned journal paper published domestically. But true capabilities likely far exceed published reports if claims ring true.
The research could signify Chinese electronic warfare now matching or surpassing sophisticated U.S. signal surveillance programs. These provide intelligence, support and attack capabilities via monitoring and manipulating the electromagnetic spectrum.
Yang suggests past struggles handling the massive data flows required for real-time spectrum analysis previously constrained monitoring technology. His team says their custom signal processors overcome this limitation through AI, facilitating comprehensive real-time signal insights superior to U.S. equivalents.
Experts explain robust spectrum analysis traditionally covers 40-160 MHz. The device boasted here seamlessly spans into the far wider gigahertz range – essentially the entirety of communications bandwidths.
This potentially enables remotely deciphering military signal sources then selectively blocking them without network disruption.