Facing an Ever-Changing Threat
When Looking for a counter drone solution, the drone detection phase has a major importance. Many of those systems available in the market (radars, for example) cannot differentiate between drones, birds, small planes, etc. This is the reason why in most cases, a singe sensor is not reliable enough, and other detection means are used such as radars, optical sensors, acoustic sensors and more.
RF analyzers are based on a more precise detection technique. RF sensors can detect the radio communication between the drone and its controller. Despite the advantages of an RF based detection, it brings a different type of challenges.
Operating in unpopulated, uncrowded areas RF transmission is easy to distinct, making drone detection and mitigation relatively easier. When trying to utilize EW countermeasures in spectrally saturated environment such as urban areas, it is exceptionally challenging to detect and identify unauthorized drone communication.
Urban areas with a high population density and buildings, require a much more sophisticated, surgical solution, being highly congested. One of the main challenges when facing RF based defense, is accurately identifying the threat amongst multitude transmissions & land-based obstacles, and defeating it without interfering the surrounding spectral activities such as BTS’, Wi-Fi transmissions, etc.