Today, more than 300.000 Radio-Controlled Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (commonly referred to as “drones”) are sold worldwide every month. It was expected that around 0.5 to 1 million micro-drones were to be sold for Christmas last year in the US alone. The increasing amount of affordable civilian drones capable of carrying payloads of some 100g up to a few kg leads to an emerging threat ranging from simple disturbances (privacies), spying or even incur severe destructions (terror attacks). These might include disturbing public events, important summits, endangering air traffic (drone sighting near airport), threatening governmental facilities, sensitive sites, industrial facilities (i.e. high-tech industries) as well as illegal smuggling contraband into correctional facilities and cross border.
The day has come where drones are “hovering over the sky”. Facing with the challenges and difficulties of intercepting radio controlled drones especially to capture their operators, many authorities have been striving to achieve a solution in drones monitoring and countermeasures. A technical approach for countering the threats posed by such micro-drones is in tremendous demand, in order to achieve an idealized solution in “protecting the sky” against the drones.
In this webinar: “Protecting the Sky”, we will provide insight into the application, specifications, and impact of civilian recreational drones that are increasingly being used for other (sometimes hostile) purposes. The technical approach for countering the threats posed by drones to protected environments have been revealed, which includes:
- monitoring the spectrum for relevant signals
- identification and classification of frequency-agile RC signals
- direction finding
- possible defensive countermeasures
This webinar will review a strategic approach for the development of a solution for signal monitoring of radio-controlled microdrones and the possible countermeasures
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