DETECTION & DEFENSE NETWORK
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The more accessible drone technology becomes, the more frequent attacks via small/model drones will become. We have already witnessed amateur drone operators ‘accidentally’ disrupt international airport operations by infringing on airspace they were not approved for; smugglers using model drones to drop contraband into prison yards; and much more. Drone Detection Defense systems will function to protect City-Centers, Airports, Prisons, Event Venues, Military Bases, Power Plants & Stations, etc from any potential bad actors or amateur ‘mis-haps’.
Despite available training and massive awareness campaigns drones often encroach on airspace they aren’t meant to be in per FAA regulations or commercial desires. A study that looked at drone use around the Daytona Beach International Airport found that 21% of flights exceeded the recommended maximum altitude for the area. A present danger to the nearby airport as drones came within a quarter mile of the approach path to an active runway 8 times during the two week period.
In 2013 the University of Antwerp extrapolated that the daily economic impact of the temporary shutdown of a single international airport was $330 million to a local economy.
Aircraft blockages cost airlines $74.24 per minute in direct costs per flight and that only compounds as in-direct costs and domino blockages occur. Detecting these drones before they enter restricted areas like runway approach paths can not only prevent disasterous collisions but also save millions of dollars.
How It Works
A hobbyist flies a drone nearby a local airport and unknowingly encroaches on runway approach/departure paths. The stationary detection system, already aware of the drone within its 40km (24.8 mile) range, notifies air-traffic control of the potential disruption and recommends counter drone action be taken as the drone crosses the safety threshold/altitude. The security / traffic control agent responsible for monitoring drone traffic may then virtually and/or physically intercept the drone. Once this process begins a report is created for submittal to the traceability insurance database and the FAA.
How Would You Use The System?
We are currently seeking Commercial Application Partners who are interested in deploying this system either for a niche purpose or for general market applications.
To learn more and find out how to get involved contact:
Ohio Drone, LLC
Project Lead: Rob Charvat