British Companies Develop Anti-UAV Defence System that Uses Radio Beams

Sophisticated, easy to fly drones are everywhere these days and like most new technologies, they have the potential for mischievous or malicious applications as well as positive ones. It follows that there’s an increasing demand for improved surveillance and countermeasures specifically tailored for this type of aircraft. Billed as the world’s first fully integrated system designed to detect, track and disrupt small and large drones, the Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS) from Blighter Surveillance Systems uses radio beams to freeze drones in midair by interfering with their control channels. Continue reading “British Companies Develop Anti-UAV Defence System that Uses Radio Beams”

SkyWard Secures $1.5 Million to Deliver the First Commercial Drone Management Platform

SkyWard, the pioneer in Drones as a Service (DaaS) software solutions, raised $1.5 Million in Seed round financing to build the first operations management platform for commercial robotic aircraft. Voyager Capital led the round with participation from Draper Associates and Toivo Annus, founder and former head of engineering at Skype. Continue reading “SkyWard Secures $1.5 Million to Deliver the First Commercial Drone Management Platform”

High-Performance Ka-Band Satellite Communication System Delivers Beyond Line-of-Sight Broadband for Unmanned Helicopters

This advanced system provided sustained data rates of 4 Mbps from the helicopter to a ground station and 8 Mbps to the helicopter despite very high shock and vibration and the inherent repetitive signal blockage from rotating blades. Continue reading “High-Performance Ka-Band Satellite Communication System Delivers Beyond Line-of-Sight Broadband for Unmanned Helicopters”