Anti-Drone System

Drone detection radar coupled with autonomous defense drones

According to US federal statistics, the number of drone flights over sensitive areas or suspicious activities has jumped from eight incidents in 2013 to an estimated 1,752 incidents in 2016. American FAA says it receives 25 reports a month of drones flying too close to manned aircraft.

Agencies around the world are concerned that criminals will exploit drones in ways that pose a serious threat to safety. Potential threats include surveillance, chemical, biological or radiological attacks or attacks on large open air venues, airports, or industrial facilities.

Our Approach

Robodrone offers two drone defense options: passive detection and active neutralization.

The minimum you can do to stay within the bounds of the law is to raise awareness about “no-drone” zones that may exist around your facilities or events. Signage explicitly stating restrictions will make a negligent hobbyist less likely to fly where they shouldn’t, and clearly stated restrictions might make any anti-drone actions legally more defensible.

Work with your local law enforcement for worst-case scenario as there might be cases where authorities are willing to risk legal complications to preserve people or property. In this case, a plan must be in place prior to an incident and you must know what to do if and when disabling an intruding drone is absolutely required.

the mobile aircsec solution is designed to protect VIPs, airports, or industrial facilities.

In July 2014, a drone narrowly missed colliding with an Airbus A320 as it was taking off from London's Heathrow airport. The plane was at about 700 feet when the incident occurred and BBC reported that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rated the incident as a "serious risk of collision," the top rating it can give.

Passive Detection

The first step in mitigation of potential malicious drones is detection. Robodrone partners with Airsec to include active monitoring for drones in your security plans. If cameras or personnel are already monitoring your perimeter, entrances or sensitive points, we add awareness of airspace.

The radar is capable of identifying and classifying any drones spotted in your airspace. Though radio waves cannot be legally used to down a drone, it is admissible to scan an aircraft to determine its intent.

Downloads

AirSec Radar
23.kb
Download
Robodrone Hornet
43.kb
Download

Active Neutralization

The ability to detect drones kilometres away in the distance is not enough. Intruding drones can be pre-programmed for autonomous flight without an operator, and can approach in swarms. Airsec is capable of detecting and eliminating multiple targets simultaneously, and is independent from active radio control. 

Here is what happens when a potentially malicious aerial object is detected:

  • Airsec classifies the target, e.g. distinguishes drones from other moving objects, such as birds, in order to prevent false alarms.
  • Aircsec locks the target and passes the 3D coordinates to the enforced Robodrone Hornet UAS.
  • A swarm of counter-UAS drones is launched at a speed exceeding 100 km/h. When near target, visual and thermal object recognition algorithms lock the target for final approach.
  • By flying defensive swarm tactics we autonomously collide with rogue drones. We do not fire uncontrolled bullets or rockets with the risk of missing a target and causing unintended damage.
  • The process is automated, yet under operators´ control at all time.

Robodrone - Airsec solution combines smart software, intelligent swarm of counter-drones with affordable radar, specifically built for drone detection and tracking. In doing so, the solution has achieved a capability and price level that meets the needs of the professional security market on a global scale.