The protection of company assets, especially in critical infrastructure sector, has become crucial in today’s times and therefore, ensuring a round-the-clock vigilance becomes a priority. With the advancement in technology, what was once developed to serve as a security means can pose immense risks as well, an instance of which is the UAVs. On one hand, they can be leveraged to secure assets whereas on the other, they have the chances of being misused. This can be attributed to the versatility of these devices. Therefore, it becomes crucial for organisations to ensure maximum protection of assets through development of strategic preventive measures, the key steps of which include detection, classification and neutralisation of such unregistered drones. While a number of traditional countermeasures have been adopted, with the rapidly advancing functionalities, the new risks that have been arising are rather unconventional, thus necessitating the development of more advanced solutions.
Given the size of drones yet their ultra-advanced performance, a multi sensor approach is imperative to ensure proper detection and identification. From Electromagnetic sensors, infrared sensors to acoustic sensors, there are various means available to detect them. The next step is neutralising the drones through jamming, GPS spoofing, hijacking or shooting them down using direct energy weapons. With the presence of radio signals used to send commands to and fro the drones, the same signals can be exploited to counter them as well. By generating high electromagnetic power, these signals can be jammed, thus causing the drones to land or return back.
Realising the need of such effective counter-drone technology by organisations across vulnerable sectors, we, at Bharat Aero, carry out researches on how drones can be detected and neutralised by harnessing EMW (Electromagnetic waves). We conduct studies in a real-time like setting through the process of simulation and prototyping to achieve our desired asset protection goals. While we do not develop software directly, the cutting-edge research conducted by our team of experts, has helped to define the path for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in developing tools and solutions that are required by organisations to secure their assets.