The technology can track drones that are being flown too close to the airport and establish exactly where the ‘rogue’ drones are being controlled from.
A series of ‘tame’ drones were then deployed near the airport in order to test how the equipment worked in an ‘as live’ situation. The technology was able to spot the drones and even establish where they are being operated from – which offers airport operators the chance to identify them before they venture into dangerous areas.
Their system, called IPS-Metis Skyperion not only spots drones much sooner than previously possible and allows them to be tracked, but it also identifies exactly where the operator is located, something which has previously been almost impossible.
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