Feb 2017 Spynel

Radar And Acoustic Systems Just Don't Cut It

A recent article from Wired, entitled: "Bad drones: the race to develop effective counter-drone security is on" highlights the different measures being used for counter UAV tactics, noting that radar systems struggle to detect small UAVs. This is due in large partly because of their size. Since the EM signature on UAVs is smaller, detection by radars is very challenging. Acoustic sensors also prove to be an ineffective method of detecting drones because they capture the sound of UAVs and compare the signature to a database of registered sounds for identification. These sounds can very easily be imitated therefore confusing the sensors on the origin of the actual threat.

As opposed to the aforementioned means of detection, thermal technology doesn’t require a library of ever changing UAV models and cannot be easily spoofed by a change in propeller or other components affecting the acoustic signature. In order to detect and track low-emitting heat and small targets, and to avoid false alarms, specific and advanced developments in thermal technology and algorithms achieved by EOI are now able to provide a superior detection capability at long range...

To learn more, read our UAV Detection White Paper here! 

Eyes On The Horizon

Threat missions can involve UAVs to carry ISR equipment, propaganda, Battle Damage Assessment (BDA), weapons of mass destruction (WMD) delivery, drops of biochemical agents or IEDs/bombs, or psychological harassment. They can be outfitted with jammers or flying IEDs and used as a weapons platform (firearms, small rockets). With built-in image analyzing software, Cyclope, all land, aerial and maritime targets are automatically detected and tracked, simultaneously... Read more!

New UAV Video

Our latest video share focuses on the counter-UAV application. Watch as our Spynel system detects and continuously tracks UAV even as it quickly changes directions from several kilometers away! ​​​​​​​