When looking for a counter drone solution, the drone detection technology phase has a major importance. Urban areas with a high population density and buildings require a much more sophisticated, surgical solution, being highly congested.
RF analyzers are based on a precise detection technique. RF sensors can detect the radio communication between the drone and its controller. 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.
Netline’s DroneNet platform introduces a high-accuracy, fully passive Detection & identification segment. Along with the DroneNet’s Tracking & Localization and Mitigation Segments, it provides a holistic solution to counter drones.
Netline’s passive drone detection techniques are based on continuous analysis of all radio transmissions in the area by using RF based sensors. The DroneNet DF (Direction Finder) sensor detects, identifies, and locates the location of drones (or their operators) by sensing their electromagnetic trail – the spectral signature. The DF sensor is easily transportable and can be quickly deployed by the tactical forces, designed to support operation in harsh weather conditions, meeting military standards requirements.
Unlike different radars and other means commonly used, our Detection segment is undetectable, being completely passive, maintaining a particularly low rate of false alarms due to Netline’s identification technology. The sensor operates in real-time and provides a continuous aerial situational awareness of potential threats and covers all bands used by commercial drones – 400, 800, 900MHz, 2.4, 5.1, 5.8GHz.
The DroneNet DF sensor is designed for rapid field deployment or as a fixed installation, and can be offered either as a part of Netline’s holistic counter-drone solution. The DroneNet can be a standalone system designed to provide bearings to the detected threat and point & guide 3rd party systems such as mitigation systems, optical detection system, jamming systems & radars, etc.
The DroneNet sensor scans the spectral environment and searches for potential threats. Preloaded spectral signatures of commercially available drones are used as the system’s database, allowing the system to look for activity patterns corresponding to the stored signatures. Once a match is found, the command & control console alerts a drone has been detected, as well as its type, enabling an appropriate response time for mitigation.
Netline’s DroneNet product line is a holistic EW solution for counter-drone defence and is available in multiple configurations, systems and sub-systems alike.