Inside Unmanned Systems

DEC 2017 - JAN 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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31 unmanned systems inside December 2017/January 2018 a video showing a DJI Phantom rigged to drop a rif le grenade with a 3D printed tail on it bombing an Iraqi tank. These are just a few examples of how drones pose threats and why you need to be aware of the key technologies behind the solution for countering the threats posed by radio-controlled drones. One such solution is the R&SARDRONIS, designed to provide early warning capability and fast detection once the remote control is turned on—even before take-off. It reliably detects drone activity and iden- tifies the direction of operators and also provides effective countermeasures with follower jamming. "What can you do about bad drones doing bad stuff?" Poss asked as the webinar was turned over to Darren McCarthy, technical marketing manager for Aerospace Defense and Government for Rohde & Schwarz. Detection Assets McCarthy addressed a drone defense workf low that includes an identification detection and means to reduce false alarms. Sensor fusion gets into the need for open interfaces, he said, and therefore users also need to be made aware of advantages of mixed tech- nologies, especially when they can complement one another. Webinar attendees learned about a variety of commercial drone types and controllers—WiFi con- trol, data link, smartphone or tablet; radio control, remote control, wayport navigation, GNSS, and in- ertial navigation, for example. Single systems are not sufficient to comply with the variety of requirements such as different UAS technologies, threats, scenarios, and concept of operations. "There is not a single technology that is effec- tive for 100 percent of the different types of com- mercial drones that are out there. So an integrated approach, or a multi-sensor fused workf low is very important," McCarthy said. RF sensors, radars, acoustics and optical, and the control software and the effectors—whether it's jam- ming, disconnect or other types of nets or eagle collec- tion—all can play key parts in CUAS. THE PANELISTS General James Poss Major General, USAF (ret) CEO ISR Ideas, Executive Director ASSURE FA A UAS Center of Excellence Goetz Mayser Director of C-UAV Detection and Counter Solutions Rohde & Schwarz David Romero Managing Partner Black Sage Darren McCarthy A&D Technical Marketing Manager Rohde & Schwarz Ross Lamm, Phd Managing Partner Black Sage WANT MORE? Check out the article " Bureau of Prisons wants drone defense " on prisons and drone defense here: http:// insideunmannedsystems.com/bureau-of-prisons-wants-drone- defense/" at insideunmannedsystems.com. WHAT ATTENDEES WANTED TO KNOW Participants had the chance to ask questions during the webinar. Here ae a few of those questions: • How do you tell what works best and what is really important to test for drone detection systems? • If the operator turns off datalink, isn't RF still important? • How do you deal with somebody using multiple false signals hiding a drone in flight? Is there a false signal generator? • There are a lot of receivers on the market. What level of quality is needed for CUAS? • How much operator manual effort and training is required to best use these systems? • In terms of RF detection schemes and a data link signature library, how is it possible to keep that up to date? Do manufacturers provide? Is this a massive task? • What if a drone is using a datalink that just is not in your library? • How important is it to prepare where to put sensors? WATCH THE WEBINAR FOR ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS and more: https://attendee.gotowebinar. com/recording/5762326423189902082

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