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First and only US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY ACT
designated drone detection product.

Detects Drone
and Controller

Detects both the drone and the controller so you can find the pilot.

Urban Environment
Performance

Reliable detection, even in the toughest, busiest urban environments.

Unidentified Drone
Detection

Detects and locates both known and unidentified drones and controllers.

DHS SAFETY ACT
Designated

Passive system that does not demodulate and decode signals.

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A patented drone detection system that identifies and classifies
Radio Frequency (RF) drone and controller signatures and uses these signals
to locate both devices simultaneously.

Specifications

Urban Environment
Performance

Many drone detection systems were developed in remote areas like the desert. This gave developers wide open areas to fly drones and test their systems. The challenge is they’ve had limited experience in urban areas where buildings, cars, and other RF signals in the environment have a huge impact on the ability to detect drones and controllers.

The system has undergone extensive testing at an NFL Stadium where ambient RF signals can increase by 50000 times during pre-game tail gaiting. As a result, the system provides reliable detection and a low false positive rate, even in the toughest, busiest urban environments.

Sends Alert

When the system detects a drone or controller near your facility, it can alert security personnel
via:

Command Console – A web-based user interface that can run in a command center or be accessed remotely.

Email and Text – Security
personnel can be receive alerts via email and text. Alerts are configurable and can also be sent to local law enforcement for a coordinated response.

Detects Both Known
and Unidentified Drones

Can detect any drone that emits an RF signal. This includes popular, ready-to-fly consumer drones, commercial drones, custom “kit” or Do It Yourself (DIY) drones, and even a swarm of tiny micro-drones.

Because the system uses the physical signature of a signal to identify drones, it can detect both known and unidentified drones. This means that it will detect new drones on the market even if the system’s ‘drone library’ has not been updated.

Does Not Decode or
Demodulate Signals

If an RF detection solution “decodes” or “demodulates” the signal to extract the drone type, GPS coordinates or the
“Return to Launch” GPS coordinates, it violates U.S. Federal Wiretapping laws.

The AeroDefense AirWarden™ system is a passive system that uses physical characteristics of the signal to detect and locate. This
means it will not be affected when drone manufacturers start to encrypt the signal between their drones and
controllers.

In addition, decoding and demodulating signals take more time than physical signal analysis. This means systems
using this method take longer to detect and locate a device.

Department of Homeland
Security SAFETY Act

First and only drone detection product to receive a
Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act of 2002 designation.

Detects in All
Weather Conditions

Because the system uses the physical signals from drones to detect and locate, it can operate in all weather conditions.

It is unaffected by lighting, sound, rain, clouds, fog, background clutter (like leaves or trash being blown about by the wind), or line of site making it suitable for air, ground, and marine UAV detection.

System Integration

Open architecture allows communication to/from other systems such as your organization’s existing alarm monitoring or reporting system.

Detection Range

The system’s detection range is equal to the connection range between a drone and a controller. This means that if a drone and controller can connect up to 1 km apart, the system can detect at 1 km or slightly more. If a drone and controller can connect at 5 km, the system can detect at 5 km or slightly more.

However, it’s important to note that the connection range of a drone and controller can vary greatly. A drone and controller that can connect at 5 km in a desert environment may only be able to connect at, say, 1km in an urban environment. This is because RF signals behave very differently in built-up environments. It also means the drone can’t fly as far away from the controller in urban areas.

Remote Antenna
Benefits

The system four-inch, four-ounce antenna allows for flexible deployment options.

· The antenna can be placed as high as needed for best line of sight.

· Offers safer, more reliable deployment – creates practically no wind load on the structure being mounted to.

· Separation of antenna and sensor box allows easier access to sensor electronics for troubleshooting and maintenance.

Single Sensor Type

Only uses one type of sensor to detect and locate.

This means it has:

· Lower maintenance
· Fewer sensors required
· Less points of failure
· More system redundancy

This results in a lower total cost of ownership.

Mobile Sensor Options

While typical installation consists of four or more fixed sensors, mobile options are available as well:

· Marine Vessel Sensor – This can act as a standalone sensor or join a network of fixed sensors on land.

· Mobile Vehicle Sensor – This can act as a standalone sensor or join a network of fixed sensors, either land or marine based.

Use Cases

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