Dedrone, a developer of counter-drone technologies, has announced the launch of a new radio frequency sensor for the detection of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), the Dedrone RF-160. The new sensor is is an upgraded version of the company’s RF-100 with increased detection range, a streamlined installation process, and integrated LTE communications.
The RF-160 provides early detection of unmanned aircraft within an average range of 1.6km, and up to 5km for certain drone types, as well as tracking the number of drones within the airspace. Range can be extended by utilising multiple sensors, and additional information can be provided by integrating other detection technologies, such as radar, PTZ cameras and other Dedrone counter-UAS systems.
The RF-160 can be installed by non-specialist users in a few minutes, requiring only a power supply and a mounting pole. The system automatically connects to the Dedrone Cloud via LTE to access comprehensive data for drone risk analysis, without the need for a local server, and immediately begins detecting drones.
The RF-160 meets the needs of organizations operating in urban areas, which have more radio frequency activity from radio communication, cell phones, GPS, and other technologies, and thus face a higher potential of RF interference.
Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone, commented: “The RF-160 can be quickly installed and provides a baseline of information on all airspace activity, regardless of the type of manufacturer, or even if it is a home-made drone. Lower airspace security starts with detection, and the RF-160 is the most advanced product to provide our customers with the analytics they need to act upon sUAS threats to their airspace.”