Protecting Drones / UAS
The Industry Challenge
GPS jamming is no longer a military only threat – it has become the #1 threat to defense and commercial drones alike, with attacks becoming pervasive globally. This threat often affects police and military drones on critical missions. Jamming technology is evolving, decreasing in size and cost, and becoming widely available – now jammers can be bought online for as low as $50.
Drones and drone services are used for aerial delivery, monitoring and reconnaissance applications. While highly mobile and available in various airframes, drones and their services are decidedly dependent on GPS signals. Even though the drone may be equipped with back-up methods (INS/OPS), GPS references are still required for position, navigation and stabilization. GPS attacks are the easiest way to take a drone down.
The Solution: GPSdome
infiniDome offers the industry’s only non-military GPS anti-jamming protection solution --GPSdome, countering interfering signals through patented anti-jamming techniques. GPSdome was developed for civilian applications combating electromagnetic interference using null steering, a method of spatial signal processing to nullify communication jamming. GPSdome addresses the requirements of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles which depend heavily on GPS to function. GPSdome is tailor-made for weight and size sensitive platforms We’ve taken our military technology and adopted it for commercial use.
Not only does GPSdome shield the received GPS signals from being overpowered by the jammer, it also alerts the operator when the attack is detected. Our unique interference filtering algorithm combines the patterns from two omni-directional antennas. In real-time, GPSdome analyzes the interference signal and feeds its properties into infiniDome’s proprietary algorithm which allows it to filter and reject the attacking RF interference.
Cloud-based Actionable Intelligence
Adding the CommModule to any GPSdome unit allows aggregation of the attack data to infiniDome’s SaaS data warehouse, infiniCloud. infiniCloud collects all assault data in real-time from drones and drone services when they are deployed. This data is aggregated into a single, private dashboard for users to log in to for real-time notifications as well as statistical reports. When a jamming attack is detected, operators can alert authorities with actionable intelligence for responding to the alert and apprehend the criminals.