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UAV JAMMER!

Discussion in 'News' started by DAP-UAV, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. DAP-UAV

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    Airbus Develops Anti-Drone 'Jamming' System


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    A signal-jamming system to deter unwanted drone flights was unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Developed by Airbus Defense and Space, the Smart Responsive Jamming Technology can disable signals between a drone and its operator or, in some cases, jam its navigation system. Since some drone flights in prohibited areas have required law enforcement to intervene, the system has a feature that allows users to track the operator’s position. The technology also is capable of allowing a “takeover” of a drone’s operation, Airbus said.

    Airbus plans to make the system available in mid-2016. Given its purpose, it’s sure to draw interest from businesses and government agencies -- along with discussions about electronically disabling or confiscating drones. Airbus says it already has one interested buyer, an energy company, under contract. The system has been “tested extensively at Airbus Defense and Space's own premises and during customer presentations in Germany and France,” the company said. Thomas Muller, head of Electronics and Border Security at Airbus, called it a “quick-response protection system with extremely low false alarm rates." Small drones, he said, “have revealed a security gap with regards to critical installations such as factories, airports or nuclear plants.”
     
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    Interrupting is one thing. Picking up the signal is another. The ability to track the operator is incredible, and worrisome, even for legal ops. Cracking in the lightbridge and controlling the craft is an entirely different matter, as it would need to detect the type and exact signal map frequencies for its flight profile. Or a parrot. Or a 3DR. Or a Yuneec. Or a A2 flight controller on SW. Or an arduro DIY quad, etc. etc.
     
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    go ahead and jam the signal. it'll just RTH.
     
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    You'd have to be flying in a highly sensitive area/location for them to activate that device on your craft.
     
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    Not really a surprise as long they only activate in an area where drones shouldn't be anyway.
     
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    The FCC will have a lot to say about how this can be used. It may be allowed around the White House but doubtful it will be allowed anywhere else as it will disrput normal use of FCC regulated radio frequencies which is expressly verbotten.
     
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    Time to spread the spectrum, encapsulate packets, etc. Keep them guessing. It becomes a game of cat and mouse just like it did with spammers and malware authors. ;)

    Enter the UAV jammer jammer!

    Obligatory JAM time! :)

     
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    Cell phone jammers are illegal, I can't see how this would be. Talk about jumping on the anti-drone bandwagon to generate publicity for your company.


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    I guess this won't be able to jam predator or reaper eh? If so, I guess there might be some export restriction? :D

    Could this also be used to interfere with communication or guidance system for other manned aircraft? :D

    Anyway, it doesn't look like this is going to be "cheap" or something your neighbor is going to be able to "buy one". It uses a combination of infrared cameras, radio technology, and radar to pinpoint the drone as far as 6.2 miles away.

    So I guess if someone spends this kind of money, they are serious about bring down the drone. :)

    Airbus's New Technology Can Track and Disrupt Rogue Drones

    Although Airbus’s new tech is promising, it’s currently illegal in the U.S. to use so-called jamming technology. Only the federal government can give permission to scramble signals, according to the Federal Communications Bureau.



    Airbus Marketwire on this system:
    Airbus Defense and Space Displays Counter-UAV System at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

    Based on an extensive threat library and real-time analysis of control signals, a jammer interrupts the link between drone and pilot and/or its navigation. Furthermore, the direction finder tracks the position of the pilot who subsequently can be dealt with by law enforcement. Due to the Smart Responsive Jamming Technology developed by Airbus Defence and Space, the jamming signals are blocking only the relevant frequencies used to operate the drone while other frequencies in the vicinity remain operational. Since the jamming technology contains versatile receiving and transmitting capabilities, more sophisticated measures like remote control classification and GPS spoofing can be utilized as well. This allows effective and specific jamming and, therefore, a takeover of the UAV.
     
    #10 yawnalot29, Jan 16, 2016
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