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DeTect’s DroneWatcher installed at ECP

10th May 2017 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has installed DeTect's DroneWatcher UAS detection and defence system.

Once fully implemented, the system will include DeTect's DroneWatcher radio frequency (RF), smartphone application and drone surveillance radar (DSR), which together will provide a multi‐layered UAS detection system for the airport.

The system is designed to tackle the security and flight safety risks posed by UAS incursions into controlled airspace.

The initial installation includes a DroneWatcher RF sensor on the airport control tower and deployment of multiple DroneWatcher app enabled smartphones that will be used by airport police as roving UAS detectors. The app turns Android smartphones and tablets into crowdsourced UAS detectors.

The next phase will include installation of a DroneWatcher DSR at the airport to provide a third layer of UAV detection and defence. The DSR will also function as a bird radar, providing real‐time bird‐aircraft strike risk alerts to airport flight safety managers. UAV incursion alerts and bird strike risk alerts will be provided through custom, real‐time web displays and through automated text messaging.

The installation is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.

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