GPSdome Tests GPS Anti-Jam Technology on UAV

By Mike Ball / 31 Jul 2017

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GPSdome has announced that it has performed successful airborne tests of its device for protection against GPS jamming and spoofing. The tests were conducted jointly with Bluebird Aero Systems Ltd., which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

“We installed our GPSdome on a Bluebird small UAV in order to test its GPS protection during a flight under jamming conditions,” said Moshe Kaplan, GPSdome CTO. “The successful tests showed that the GPSdome-protected UAV continued functioning under jamming attacks and retained its GPS reception, while the unprotected UAV lost the GPS signal.”

“Our GPSdome is a perfect solution for small UAV and other unmanned vehicles, which require a miniaturized solution that doesn’t reduce their range of action,” said Ehud Sharar, GPSdome CEO. “The amazing minimal SWaP (size, weight and power) of our GPSdome makes it ideal for autonomous vehicles as well as for personal gear.”

“US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operates autonomous drones patrolling over the USA-Mexico border, which suffer jamming attacks by border smugglers, mainly the drug cartels,” said Gai Mar-Chaim, Senior Partner at the management consulting firm POC. “The DHS gives high priority to lightweight anti-jamming solutions for this challenge, and GPSdome is the only commercially available solution that weighs less than 150 grams and consumes power less than 0.75 Watts.”

“We meet a lot of interest in our GPSdome for civilian applications, since all other existing similar products have been designed according to military-oriented requirements and cost accordingly,” said Omer Sharar, GPSdome VP Marketing. “Our product is miniaturized to better fit civilian applications such as homeland security, emergency & rescue, fleet management, utilities & infrastructures, network synchronization, financial transactions and many more.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact