At DSEI, CERBAIR announced a major software upgrade that will enhance the capabilities of its HYDRA range for remote drone identification: the Drone ID feature. A much-awaited response to the urgent requirements to protect armed forces, homeland security and critical sites from the relentless rise of drones.
In safety and security industry, the challenge is to detect all potential airspace boundary violations, to locate the drone and its pilot, but also to identify the collaborative drones from the non-collaborative, the dangerous flight in restricted area, from the real threats.
As the application of Remote ID legislation gains momentum worldwide, drone manufacturers have developed their proprietary remote identification solutions, which now play a crucial role in the management of low altitude airspace.
Using its own Drone ID technology entirely “made in France”, HYDRA systems are now able to detect the transmission by drones of remote identification signals, including those previously only available via the DJI AeroScope. Drone ID capabilities provide critical information from drones using Digital Remote ID devices or DJI drones electronic signal, such as: the drone’s location, trajectory and speed, the take-off point and pilot’s location, and the drone’s serial number.
The fusion of these new capabilities to identify collaborative drones, with the detection and localization of non-collaborative drones in a single RF detection system, operating without any internet connection, allows users to protect the integrity of their flight-sensitive environment, enabling the creation of personalized geofencing and no-fly zones, for an additional layer of protection in sensitive areas.
All this, while ensuring the acquisition of a capacity that can be easily deployed for a limited budget, given the multiplication of sites to be covered, so that all entities can benefit quantitatively and qualitatively from an effective level of protection to prevent incidents. These new capabilities will also benefit all operators already equipped, through a software update to keep them at the cutting edge of threat detection.
Developed to increase the protection capabilities of the airspace surrounding critical entities against all type of drone intrusions, the CERBAIR solution, fully developed in France, masters the full spectrum of drone detection, identification and localization requirements, benefiting UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) and CUAS.
The addition of Drone ID capabilities to the HYDRA range of detection systems is in line with CERBAIR strategy of offering major enhancements to the existing product range via a novel software licensing model. Now, identification of DJI drones, discrimination between collaborative and non-collaborative drones, and localization of drones and their pilots is possible with a single RF detection system.