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R&S ARDRONIS launches
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced its R&S ARDRONIS radio-monitoring solution to identify UAV control signals, and locate and potentially stop the UAV, the company announced on 8 June.
The solution allows law enforcement agencies to locate the operator of remote controlled small UAVs for intervention. R&S ARDRONIS automatically detects the remote control of a small UAV within a radius of 1km.
The R&S ARDRONIS monitors signals in relevant frequency bands, using a library of UAV control signal profiles to detect and classify signals. Remote controls for small UAVs typically operate in the 2.4-5.8GHz ISM band and also other frequency bands such as 433MHz or 4.3GHz.
R&S ARDRONIS can also be used to intentionally interrupt drone control signals to prevent the drone from performing a safety-critical manoeuvre. In such instances, only the signals for controlling the drones are disturbed and other signals are not affected. If a UAV transmits a video downlink, this signal can also be located, with the information displayed on a map.
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