ePMP: How to use the SM Spectrum Analyzer

Use the SM Spectrum Analyzer page to configure SM spectrum analyzer parameters and to download the spectrum analyzer tool. 

To download the spectrum analyzer tool, the AP Device Mode must be set to Spectrum Analyzer.

Java Runtime Environment is required to run the AP spectrum analyzer.      

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Conducting spectrum analysis causes the SM to enter scan mode and the SM drops all RF connections.

Vary the days and times when you analyze the spectrum in an area. The RF environment can change throughout the day or throughout the week.

Required Software:

  • Java Run-time Environment (JRE)

Step

Action

1

On the SM GUI, navigate to Configure => System

2

Configure Device mode to Spectrum Analyzer

3

Click the Save button

4

Click the Reset button

5

Login to the SM and navigate to Tools => Spectrum Analyzer.

6

Click Download Spectrum Analyzer Tool

7

Locate the folder to which the spectrum analyzer tool was saved, and double-click on file csa.jnlp to launch the tool

8

If a security warning window is presented, tick the checkbox next to “I accept the risk and want to run this application

9

In the security warning window, click Run

The spectrum analyzer interface is displayed

10

Click Range to configure the range of frequencies to scan.

11

Click Start Scan to begin scanning

  • First graph:  Displays of the average, peak, current, and minimum power levels for the configured range
  • Second graph: Spectrogram display of the energy levels detected throughout the configured range, over time
  • Third graph: Statistical display of the number of times each frequency in the range was scanned

When scanning is complete, follow these steps to return the device to SM operation:

 

Step

Action

1

In the spectrum analyzer application, click Stop Scan

2

Close the spectrum analyzer application by clicking File => Exit

3

On the SM GUI, navigate to Configure => System

4

Configure Device Mode to SM

5

Click the Save button

6

Click the Reset button

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